I constructed a fast food restaurant in a strip shopping center where the franchise owner only rents and does not own the space. We completed the project 12/27/2019 and the franchise owner is nickel and diming both our subs and us to death Most subs have been paid a reduced amount due to the owner demanding they reduce their fees and we have not received final payment. He has demanded we reduce our price also....Read More
I'm a subcontractor working on a large hotel renovation and I'm almost finished with the project but the general contractor is slow paying and is claiming the owner is not paying on time. I have also done a couple large jobs for the same GC and completed them but have not gotten payed. What should I do? ...Read More
I am a licensed contractor in Maryland and my contract calls for 24% interest on unpaid balances when they are past due.
Is it legal for me to charge the 24% interest If it's prejudgment? And once I get a judgment then the interest rate would then be at the legal rate in Maryland.
Or do I have to change my contract so that it's at the post-judgment interest rate from the date of the default....Read More
We've been awarded several contracts for public projects for construction at county owned schools. Wondering if I need to file a notice to owner / notice of furnishing in the case of non-payment and needing to make a claim or if there is some other resource we would have against the county....Read More
I'm a material supplier and I had Levelset send the Notice of Intent to File a Lien and it states that if the invoice is not paid in 10 days a lien will be filed. However the next step in Levelset is the ' File Petition to Establish Construction Lien' which isn't for 5 more weeks. I'm confused and need clarification of the steps....Read More
SCOPE OF WORK
INSTALL PVC FASCIA BOARD GARAGE AND PAINT CREAM COLOR
SCOPE OF WORK
PAINT ALL COLUMNS THE SAME COLOR BEFORE AND REPAIR THEM IF NEEDED
INSTALL 8 PC NEW SHUTTERS FRONT
REPAIR BACK PATIO ROOF
All of which was completed, signed contract, and paid deposit. The only thing that was not completed was the shutters. which came in the order late, we offered to have the shutters replaced despite the late delivery. The customer said he does not want us, even the owner to come back and finish the job. Customer said to the owner directly that he wasn't paying him anything. The owner was willing to go out and rectify the situation himself after the Installer completed everything else but complained about water damage that he was not willing to show proof of. All materials already spent money on and the installer paid. The owner was going to come to finish the job with no additional fees, restocking fee waived late fee waived, and no cost for the shutters, but the owner is refusing to pay for anything more beyond the deposit. Even though we were willing to adjust the total to reflect any material and installation requested for us not to finish. The customer was sent multiple emails requesting payment and was offered many different ways in which he could pay but now this money that is owed is affecting our operations....Read More
Finished the job on June 13th and the homeowner is elderly and is very slow to keep in contact. Can I file a Lien? All other requirements for a lien in the state of MD are fulfilled for this job....Read More
We recently received notice from one of our National accounts that they filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. We have two jobs in progress with this account, We last furnished lighting materials to this account on 12/21/22. We haven't shipped anything since receiving the bankruptcy notice. My question is simple. Can we pursue mechanic liens on these two unpaid / unfinished projects; one owing $26,500 and the other $6,500 ; total owed to us is $33,000 after receiving the Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case (Official Form 309F) dated 1/17/2023?...Read More