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I am a sub-subcontractor on a project that we have not been paid any money for to date. The first billing was in June and we have completed the job 100%. I don't have a fully signed contract in place. Can I file a Massachusetts mechanics lien ?...Read More
Homeowners who started addition to main home early fall of last year. Few issues in the beginning, but most recently found wet/ moldy insulation under sub floor. Our electrician and plumber opened up two small sections of floor to install wires/ plumbing. First hole had very wet/ moist insulation. Second hole had fiberglass insulation that we could squeeze out the water. We approached the topic with our General Contractor and he said he would "investigate " but it would cost us his time and we would have to pay for any new insulation that might be needed. Us not knowing anything about this topic reached out to town building inspector who said that is is the General Contractors responsibility to investigate and repair. Well it's been weeks now since he has opened up the floor, multiple areas with mold. All the insulation has been removed, still in the process of cleaning up mold areas. Our General Contractor has not listened to our concern or really even cared about the mold. He is trying to rush and finish this job and its clearly showing. We have spent many hours on our own getting out insulation that he "didnt see" or thought he could get away without removing it. We have pointed out several areas of mold and he clearly thinks we are wrong and it's not mold. Building inspector agrees its very clearly mold. I have lost all trust in our General Contractor. He is supposed to be installing new Fiberglass insulation by the end of this week or early next week. I have lost many hours of sleep and worry he isn't doing things properly. I feel the need to clean up the mold after he does cause I haven't actually visualized him doing it. I spent many nights on my hands and knees getting out insulation. It's exhausting, I want to continue on with this addition but the way he has spoken to my husband and I is so unprofessional. I don't trust that he is doing the best for my family. I want to feel 100% certain that we won't have issues down the road with mold or anything else. The thought of a lawsuit sounds exhausting, someone also mentioned something about calling the state and reporting his General contractor license. Few more issues with him but this was the big one. Would appreciate any feedback. Thanks...Read More
Home owner is rying to keep $60,000 of the last ins payment to reconstruct after fire. The adjuster agreed to my scope and paid all my listed ordnance of law billing. Many comunications back and forth from adjuster confirming my final bill for the work done. She used $35,000 of the money to pay of her kids college lone once my lawyer reached out to teal to her, and her attorney has $20,000 in an escrow account from court...Read More
Contractor has not paid balance on job subcontractor did on private home. It’s been 1 year 3 months since invoice was given and still no payment. Promise to pay with excuse after excuse so what options do I have plus I know of 5 other subs that this contractor has not paid. Thanks
House is done and people are living in it now
I'm a contractor doing a large residential project. Customer hasn't paid since May. I left the job because of nonpayment and now the customer is threatening to make a claim on my hic license. Do I need to get a lawyer?...Read More
Home owner refused to hand over my last payment on construction work when she got final check from insurance compy to pay us. $85,000 She has used $35,000 already to pay for her kids college loan.
Can she be charged with stealing the
final insurance proceeds because her attorney says he will have her file bankruptcy to get out of paying me. ...Read More
So a couple large companies General Dynamics, Applied Research and US Navy are working with my proprietary sonar material for a large Navy project! GD just sent me a quote that is CPAS rated with flow downs, we're a small family owned business all five of use, getting lost in this new venture! I'm afraid we're going to loose the business over this!...Read More
I hired a general contractor to redo my bathroom, and do a walk in shower. I requested a signed contract but he ignored my request, but furnished me with a detailed estimate. The floor of the tiled shower was not pitched right, neither was the shower threshold, and water was pooling. He redid it once and still not right. I hired a professional tiler to redo/repair it and it cost $1500. We discovered he had tiled over tile the second time! I also had the tiler replace the threshold at the bathroom entrance which was crooked which cost $290. He had also walked off the job with the doorway unpainted and back splash to vanity not installed.
He only deducted $1000 off of the bill for shower repair. He added costs to the bill unexpected like $100 for installing the toilet holder and mirror. $50 for "adjusting window" that wasn't on the estimate. He had told me he would take $500 off the bill in May for the fact we had 110V for washing machine (a European all in one) and he had priced for 220V. He didn't in the final invoice. He charged us $100 to vacuum up the debris that fell on my downstairs kitchen ceiling (that has a removable panel in case of plumbing issues) when he has "cleanup" as a part of his estimate.
Now he is saying unless he gets the full amount he invoiced me for, he will place a contractor's lien on Monday. I have just been approved for financing for a line of credit but haven't closed yet. I am worried this will mess that up. I planned on sending him a detailed certified letter and paying him the balance after deducting the cost of the tiler, and maint man to finish painting and install the back splash.
I have been told I have the Right of Recoupement. Can he still file a lien without a signed contract? I want to deduct the larger amount for the shower repair, plus the other things I mentioned, but don't want a lien on my hose. He will NOT negotiate at all. What can I do?
We are purchasing a new construction single-family home from a builder. All our change orders thus far for upgrades included the invoice from the subcontractor/supplier where the cost was based on our selection (cabinets, countertops, etc.). We upgraded the master bathroom and the change order for the upgraded shower/floor tiles based on our tile and flooring selections is missing the invoice from the flooring/tile company. The builder is refusing to provide the invoice and asking us to make the payment without it. Can he withhold the invoice? What are our options to get the invoice for the additional work/materials we are paying for? PS: The upgrade was not based on a fixed fee. The upgrade price is dependent on our selections as was the case with the previous change orders where we selected the cabinets and countertops....Read More
I have a job in Allston, Ma we have delivered material to the job some of the material has been installed some material is just sitting on the job site and some of the material (Our Customer) has moved to his office for storing. The subcontractor (Our Customer) Contract has now been terminated with the General Contractor. I need to know what portion of the material do we have Lien Rights on....Read More