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A builder refuses to pay my invoices ignores emails and texts whatbis next step...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 23, 2021
MaineMechanics Lien
Hello, I am supplied material to the owner of the project. Once I send the Notice of Intent am I required to file the lien within 10 days or is 10 days my first opportunity after sending the Notice of Intent? Thanks, Len Brown...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentJun 4, 2021
MaineLien DeadlinesPreliminary Notice
We closed on a construction loan on 5/21/21. We own our land paid in full. Our home is a display model at a local modular home business. We put a deposit of $2500 down in March and purchase agreement was signed by all parties on 3/12/21. Loan approval received 5/13/21. There is a contingency fund of $8500 built into the loan. The Day after closing on the loan we went to the modular home company to look at the home and take some measurements. My husband went into the office to speak to the rep and was told at that time the price of the house went up on 5/11/21 almost $30,000 and now they are trying to get us to pay the inflated price and want to use the contingency funds towards the increased price. We closed already and they accepted over $18,000 cash of our personal money not the banks. What are our rights?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 25, 2021
MaineConstruction Contract
My contractor has not been holding up to their original agreement. The project hasn’t yet started, although we’ve tried to withdraw from the contract citing continued changes and increasing prices, but we were advised by the company that if we withdraw, we will be charged over $30,000.00 for loss revenue.. Do I have a leg to stand on and is it worth spending more money for an attorney?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 21, 2021
What do I do if a contractor does not show up to sign a lien waiver and recieve his check. I arranged a meeting at a local bank for notarization of lien waiver and exchange of final check. He did not show up. What now? He has been very shady and that's why I chose a public safe place with cameras. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 20, 2021
I sold property in Rockland Maine recently, and it had to have a new sewer drain field installed for a cost of $20,000. It is on my deed that the next door neighbor is responsible for 50% of the cost for their connection to my system.. The county want issue them a permit to build their own. I can't get them to respond to my reimbursement request on their behalf. Can I impose a lien on their property?...Thanks in advanced.....Harold...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 15, 2021
MaineMechanics Lien
My former business partner and I are 50/50 owners of a LLC. The LLC developed a commercial solar project which an investor is soon acquiring and constructing. My former business partner has pushed me out of the LLC and won't honor and payments and/or settlement for exiting the LLC. In this scenario, can I file a Lein on the construction of the solar array to force a settlement?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 14, 2021
MaineRight to Lien
I was hired as a subcontract to do the framing in a project in Portland, ME. Its been a year since we delivered the work and they haven't paid us, what can I do to get paid?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 29, 2021
MaineLien Deadlines
New home build in Maine. Financed through a construction loan. Home is almost finished and I just got a final invoice and it is significantly more than the original estimate (which is how much my loan is for). We have made some changes along the way but never signed any change orders. The contractor gave me verbal prices for some of the changes and others I have the prices in text or email. The final invoice shows these as much more than what he told me they were going to be. I had money set aside to pay him for the overages based on what he told me they were going to cost. But now there is a difference of about $50,000 and I don't have that money laying around. Basically I budgeted for the changes I made throughout the build based on the prices he gave me. If I knew everything I chose to add to was going to be double what he told me it would be I wouldn't have added anything. What are my options? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 17, 2021
MaineChange OrdersConstruction Contract
We hired a contractor to do a roof job he subbed contacted it out the job is not done it is now wrapped in a tarp for the winter there are damages to the inside of the building due to the weather they took the money and did not do the job...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 1, 2021
I have a cottage on a lake in Maine. Permanent home in Connecticut. In 2007 a contractor did work on the cottage. I paid him about $30,000.00. We parted because I was not happy with his work. i had paid all amounts due at that time. He later billed me for $9,000.00 saying he had removed the discount he had figured in the project. I thought he was crazy. I didn't pay this additional amount. Never heard from him again. Now I want to transfer the cottage to my daughter. There is a lien on the property from this contractor. Does this lien stay on the property forever? Can I get this lien remover because of the age of it ? Do I need to try to find this contractor from 2007 and have him remove the lien? ...Read More
Rudy Rudewicz
1 answerAdd commentFeb 11, 2021
I have a Mechanics Lien on my home in Saco, Maine placed by the builder who was hired by the General Contractor whom I hired for my home that had a terrible fire last November 2019. I need to get the lien removed because it is not true with the dates of work done by the builder or his employees of his company and I don't owe him any money?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 25, 2021
MaineMechanics Lien
I am a real estate broker with a client may who intent to sell their property to someone, a customer i introduced while under contract. ...Read More
Marlon Mungen
1 answerAdd commentJan 1, 2021
MaineLawsuitLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPayment DisputesRight to Lien
I helped on a roof replacement. I didn't get paid all of my labor hours and it's over a week since the last payment deadline. Can I file a lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 31, 2020
MaineMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienRight to Lien
I would for a small, family-owned stone installation company. I wanted to make up a customer agreement form that lays out the services, payment stipulations, etc. One of the things I wanted to add was a late fee that would be added to the net invoice. But, I don't know what percentage I can charge a customer if they're late with the final payment, the timeframe, etc....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentNov 4, 2020
MaineCollectionsConstruction ContractPayment DisputesPrompt Payment