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Do you file a Notice of Lease (Preliminary Notice) with the Clerk of Court where the immovable property is located? Or can I simply mail the Notice of Lease to the property owner and Contractor?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 13, 2021
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We are an equipment leasing company. Our credit application includes our terms and conditions which is signed by the customer went he account is opened. Can we use this application on the preliminary notice rather than a copy of each individual lease for each piece of equipment?...Read More
Stacie Armentrout
1 answerAdd commentMar 30, 2021
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On an open contract I am trying to enter into Levelset, the only address we have is Copper Head Road, Geismar, LA 70734 . We do not have an exact numerical address. Should I have a mechanic go drop a pin to get the exact coordinates? Contact myself Ali Knisley or Kasi Critendon ...Read More
Anonymous Equipment Lessor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 9, 2020
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I have been doing work in La and would like to know if there is a document like Florida has that is call a notice to owner/notice to contractor, which tells them services were provided....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 23, 2020
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Is the owner or the contractor responsible to absorb the increased cost of lumber, since the price of lumber have skyrocketed because of the pandemic? The project started before the increase in the pricing. The project is in Louisiana...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 30, 2020
LouisianaConstruction ContractLien WaiversMechanics LienPay ApplicationsPreliminary NoticeRetainage
We were the prime contractor on a job in LA- I would like to know if the rules and deadlines for the preliminary liens still stand since LA has been hit by a hurricane. These notices require a final contract amount, we do not have one. In our contract with the property owner, we agreed to the following: Initial payment of $100,000.00 due within 15 days after the start of the project. Progressbills to follow until job completion. Any advice on how we can move forward? ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 15, 2020
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We're planning on having jobs (time and materials) in response to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana. Does Louisiana loosen up the requirements for the Notice of Contract since the state is in the state of emergency?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 27, 2020
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This particular customer has not paid their balance, which is now aging at 138 days. They are non responsive and I have also included the owner of the company and still no correspondence or cooperation. They will not provide me with the AP department to reach out to them. I missed the prelim deadline (this was passed to me in the beginning of 2020 and I was still getting used to website). What should I do?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 14, 2020
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My insurance company has agreed to pay for replacement of my roof after storm damage. The roofer has the following language in his contractual terms and conditions: Any person or company supplying labor and/or materials for this improvement to customer's property may file a lien against customer's property if that person or company is not paid for the contributions. Do I need a Lien Waiver? Thank you, Toni...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 20, 2020
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We are a subcontractor on a job in LA. They are refusing to pay the final payment amount. It appears that we weren't required to send a preliminary notice as a subcontractor on this project. Our customer, Pentek Homes, is the GC. I just want to make sure that was a correct assessment, as we've ordered the lien to be filed. ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 5, 2020
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As a factoring company, Evergreen must send a Notice of Assignment letter to the account debtors associated with factored invoices. The letter indicates a financial relationship between Evergreen and the sub-contractor; the sub-contractor has assigned all of their accounts and contracts receivable to Evergreen and that all payments owing to the sub-contractor must be sent to Evergreen. Options given for mailing address and electronic payment to Evergreen. This notice is on Evergreen's letterhead and is signed by an officer of Evergreen and our client (the sub). In other industries outside of construction, we normally send this notice through registered email which provides a proof of delivery receipt. Can our document be included with the PN and if so, is there proof of receipt available?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentApr 2, 2020
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We are a material supplier working on a private project with a sub-contractor. Most of the deadlines for notices/liens/bonds are based on Delivery Dates. We have a situation where the customer hired their own trucks to pick-up the material from the yard and deliver to the job site. The yard where the customer picked up is in Texas, however, the job-site is in Alabama. What are our lien rights and which state deadlines should we follow? Please advise. Thank you :) ...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentMar 12, 2020
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Hi, I am a home owner who hired a licensed plumber to tunnel under my home. I paid $6000 deposit prior to commencement of work, to cover the initial digging. Total job cost would be about $16,000. No Notice of Lien Rights document was provided to me. He started work Sept 23, 2019. After 2 weeks he had tunneled the main line. We ran into additional problems with other lines, so I had to file for additional insurance. Work was suspended. Insurance was dragging, then required an independent plumber to quote it. Our plumber got frustrated and on Dec. 2, via text messages, said he quit the job and to let the other plumber handle it; then proceeded to demand additional $3000 to stay on the job. I ignored his request. I considered him off the job at that point, although he frequently checked back in to see if insurance covered the additional work, to which I replied insurance was pending. In early Feb 2020 insurance gave me the number it would cover for the additional work. Out of courtesy I contacted this initial plumber, shared the 3rd party plumber's quote which was much lower than his, and asked for his updated quote if we wanted another stab at finishing the job. He did not provide in the time I requested, so I officially "fired" him in writing. Today he responded that he would now issue an invoice for supplemental "hard digging" fee and for the cost of his insurance for 5 months (Sept 23 - Feb 17), neither of which were line items on his quote/contract. If we didn't pay it, he would file lien. Regardless of his abandoning the job over 2 months ago, and regardless of his alleged bases for potentially filing a lien, can he even file a valid lien if he never gave us a Notice of Lien Rights prior to starting the job (or anytime thereafter)? If he can, does either the abandonment issue or the lien content invalidate his lien? Thanks! And please tell Scott that Hobbs says hello, and congrats on his business successes. Thanks for your time and help....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
4 answersAdd commentFeb 19, 2020
LouisianaLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
We are a material supplier. Is the date of project completion or the last date materials were furnished the date that determines when our prelim is due now according to the new requirements? Also does a prelim need to be sent for every month in which materials were supplied? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 15, 2020
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We are currently working with GC @ a louisiana project. We are a labor subcontractor. From reading here we are not required to send a prelien notice. This job is ongoing and will be done by December. We have not been paid For may or June and would like to know what our rights are and if I can send a notice of nonpayment. We are as ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 29, 2019
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