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we just got our materials that a company rented back-this month but i am being told i have to file a lien by the 3rd of December -- Is that correct?...Read More
Mary Daniels
2 answersAdd commentNov 29, 2021
A couple of years ago I purchase $1 million dollars of Judgment debt in Massachusetts. There are about 650 accounts. Most of the accounts have been skipped traced and come with notes, phone numbers, email addresses, payment plans, etc. The last time they were worked was 2016. I'm looking to get rid of this debt and sell it off to someone else that is willing to collect it outright. Please let me know if you are interested, or if you know someone who is. ...Read More
Jess smith
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 26, 2021
MassachusettsCredit ProcessesRisk ManagementCustomer RelationshipsProfessional Development
Im a subcontractor working on a residential property for the past 3 years. They owe me $14600 from the frame of this house and they have been stringing me along forever saying they will pay me when the occupancy permit is complete which is not even my responsibility all other contractors have been paid but me i just dont want to get screwed ...Read More
Patrick Doran
1 answerAdd commentNov 22, 2021
MassachusettsLawsuitMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPayment DisputesRight to LienSlow Payment
I want to take the test to get unrestricted csl, wondering if plumbing counts towards the 3 years required to take csl license ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 15, 2021
Hi there, I have the following question please: what happen, if we (Subcontractor) has signed the contract with the General Contractor (GC), with a clause that is contradictory to the law ? Let me explain please: in our contract with the General Contractor, it is saying that we have to send the notice of identification before the first invoice that we will be sending to them. However, we already sent the first invoice since july 2021 and we haven't yet start any work on the construction site and neither provide any material yet to the GC. The law is saying: ''A Notice of Identification must be served within 30 days of your first day of work. The first day of work corresponds to the day when you begin furnishing labor or materials to a project.''. So, what should we do in that case ? Can we still send a notice of identification upon furnishing labor or material and disregard the clause in the signed contract ? Thank you, Ayesha...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 8, 2021
MassachusettsPreliminary Notice
I am a contractor who ordered materials for a commercial location on the tenants behalf. The job was approved but after the materials were ordered and shipped to us (customer materials that we can't return or restock) the client then cancelled the job and is now refusing to pay for the material costs. Since we never actually performed any work at the location I am wondering if we can still place a lien....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 21, 2021
Hi all, Your very useful database of retainage limits for all 50 states indicates there is no limit by state law in Massachusetts for private jobs. On the other hand, we have known that since 2014 Massachusetts, via Senate Bill 2271 has limited retainage to 5% on private projects over $3MM. I can’t find any info indicating the law was repealed or changed. I tried contacting your customer service folks but got a "not my job" response that directed me here. You may want to look into it. I'd be curious why the website lists retainage in Massachusetts the way it does. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 13, 2021
Hello, We are trying to get more info about the process of filing a lien on a home. We are a subcontractor that was hired by a contractor to do work on a home. The contractor has been paid in full by the homeowner but the contractor has not paid us. He was past 180 days over due. When we file a lien do we need to put the homeowners name or contractor? A few things to add: When we started the project we did NOT have the contractor sign any agreement (mistake on our part I know) We do have proof of the work completed such as pictures,texts , and emails. The GC has stated he was paid in full so we know that....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 16, 2021
MassachusettsMechanics Lien
Hi, if the 90 days for a mechanic's lien has expired, what do I need to file at the registry of deeds to put the world on notice that the lien has been dissolved? Thanks!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 8, 2021
MassachusettsMechanics Lien
I am a contractor working on a public municipal roadway project that is funded federally & by the state of MA. The community development agency "owner" is withholding my total payment application for 60+ days past due to clarifications on employee info from onsite visits. So far there have been no issues just clarification after clarification with a new one after one has been answered. We are a union company as well as our subcontractor that is receiving these info requests. They refuse to pay anything until they are completely satisficed with all there responses meanwhile we paid all of our employees. What are the laws for this situation? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 3, 2021
MassachusettsPay Applications
I have a mechanic lein on a property It has been two years do I have the right to charge interest?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 23, 2021
MassachusettsBack ChargesMechanics Lien
If you bond off a mechanic's lien, and then they don't file suit within 90 days, how do you resolve the bond? Do you have to get something from the court that says no suit was filed and then record that? Do you use 15A?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 2, 2021
MassachusettsMechanics Lien
I am a small contractor. Completed a garage / master bedroom addition on a private residence. Did not get change orders only verbal agreements to do more work. Customer is refusing to pay a portion of the extras based on back charges on for punch list items they decided to complete themselves without informing me....Read More
Michael DeLucia
1 answerAdd commentAug 26, 2021
On April 2019 my company, Granados Handyman and Construction LLC, began work at Iglesia Santidad Jesus Viene Pronto under a contract signed by Pastor Felix. The contract required several down payments to made throughout the course of the work. As the work progressed we had only received portions of the amounts that were due. There were several changes of order throughout the course of the which inevitably surpassed the original budget set in the contract. The pandemic ended all work for the time being and money was still owed. Throughout that time and after we had not heard back from the church to address their outstanding balance. We reached out once again in an attempt to solve this issue within ourselves and agreed to have a sit-down meeting to review all invoices that had been provided to them. Part of the outstanding balance had been paid in cash that day, but the remainder had been held back until we agreed to continue working. As we continued working, there were no attempts to pay the money owed. We later requested that payment of all the money due up to date to be made in order to proceed with the work. Later, we came to find out that work continued at the building under our company’s building permit without any supervision or approval from me putting my license at stake. We were left with no option but pull my license and inform the Lynn City Hall that we were no longer performing any work at that location. As time went on, we still had not received any further payments for the work completed at the building for more than a year. Until this date a total of $14,000 is still owed by the church....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 24, 2021
We had a prefab addition put on our current home . We contracted and paid in full the agreed amount for the completed addition with a company known as RDA Modular Homes. We are getting ready to sell the property and our realtor brought to our attention a contractors lien on the deed. We do not recall receiving any notification of the lien. We believe that the lien was placed on the property by one of the subcontractors of RDA Modular Homes. One question I have is it legal to apply a contractor's lien against a property for services that I paid RDA Modular Homes in full for? My second question is how many times can I be held liable to pay for the same service....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 17, 2021
MassachusettsConstruction Contract