Maryland Legal Questions

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Customer owes me over $12,000, they are not responding to our messages, they have their house up for sale and I want to Lien their property today if I can. Want additional info about how to lien other customers and whether I have to notice them or not.........Read More
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I'm a plumbing sub working g for a gc. 144k project. Gc gave a task to another sub and sent me a change order to subtract 18k. And other things. They have chipped away at my numbers and have not issued me change orders for things I have done at thier request. I kept working as to not violate and hold up the job. They always distract from the issue and don't want to discuss. Job is almost done. They havnt reciebed final draw from ups and I just got my final inspections. Is this the time to file lien to give me negotiating power? Should I file myself or reliance attorney? If the latter, then who? Waldorf md. My cell 2318180524. Best to initiate with a text. Thank you. ...Read More
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I am a Maryland licensed contractor. My customer sold the property and is doing a quick close. He owes me $15,000. How do I get closing company to include paying me?...Read More
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I completed REO bank trash out 3 weeks ago. Looks suspect whether I am going to get paid my $10,000 the property is set to be sold in 2 weeks....Read More
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Hello, I am a state licensed HVAC contractor working as a sub in Maryland for a roofing contractor. I was hired to coordinate with te rooferse 2 heat pumps installed in the attick. The job is now complete and the contracor tells me that the insurance claim did not go through and he can not pay me the balance owed. What can I do? Can I file a mechanics lien?...Read More
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My company performed and emergency leak repair for Coppin State University (Maryland University System) in June under a purchase order issued by the University procurement department. The PO specified payment terms of net 25. They are currently over 90 days past the 25 and have not yet paid us. Their A/P manager says they (the State of Maryland) are exempt from interest on late payments. Is that so?...Read More
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I am a sub sobtractor who has completed a job in Port Tobacco Maryland for a Home Improvement contractor and the contractor is refusing to pay the balance using an insurance claim rejection as an excuse....Read More
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Did mitigation work and the wife signed our contract. The customer is just her or the husband too? ...Read More
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I have this licensed contractor who did work on my basement. We had asked him to take our credit card for payment. He said he wanted cash or check so he can avoid the fees. We said no you need to take our credit card in which he never said he didn’t take them. Now he’s threatened to put a mechanis lien on our house. This is so crazy we’re not denying him payment!! What can we do about this. We just want to pay by credit card. Thank you ...Read More
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The contractor’s proposal listed a fixed price for labor and an allowance for materials. We were told if they do not use all the allowance then it goes towards the total of the invoices. However, we’re being billed for the full allowance amount plus overages, that weren’t approved prior, without the contractor providing receipts. ...Read More
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I was a subcontractor on a residential Heat Pump Installation where I installed 2 Heat Pumps in an attick. The GC said that he did not put enough funds in the insurance claim and said that he could not pay me the balance of 10k for 2 years. I called the insurance company and they confirmed that the money was there but the GC has just not submitted the completion form. I think he is trying to get out of paying me. Can I file a Mechanics lien so that the homeowner puts pressure on him to pay me?...Read More
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Our company performed total renovation on a multi- dwelling property. The project was completed in May and we have not been paid the final payment balance. We want to know the process involved in liening the property. ...Read More
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If a GC never got paid from the owner can they file against their own bond to recover money to then pay subs and for losses?...Read More
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I'm a material supplier. We have a customer that is currently past due. We shipped material straight to the jobsite. What is the latest I can file a lien in MD? Google says 180 days. Is that from date of 1st invoice or date of last invoice to the project? Or is that from date of product arrival to site?...Read More
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I'm a subcontractor who did a private project and I Haven't received my last payment, change order payment and Retainage payment. The sum is around $40K....Read More
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