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The lien was so grossly invalid and to me and obvious bulley attempt to make the sub contractors insurance or the building owner pay for their own ridiculously incompetent mistakes and compete breach of their contracts, plus the restoration company cannot back up any of the number costs used for the lien, plus 20% of that lien amount includes materials the owner paid out of pocket for. He is about to lose his only tennant and he has great credit and there is NO mortgage on this building. The owner fell into a good thing, if he had met me sooner. Every person he dealt with was incompetent's or caught in fraudulent activity. So, the owner pays attorney fees of 650/hr for now three years. I have only charged one half a cheeseburger and a full breakfast so far for 3 and a half years and this attourney can't keeps billing him for this advice that he can't remove it, and wont' send a demand letter or discharge to the restoration contractors. I have just posted the job in levelset and then meet the owner to sign contracts for me to take over. What is the best way for either the owner myself to get removed since the attorney is claiming it can't be done....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 29, 2021
Michigan
repairs were performed on my vehicle in Oct 2020. payment was made with a prepaid debit card for $2441. The mechanics card machine didn't batch the charges until late Nov. 2020. the mechanic received the funds but then the funds were reversed back to the card company because they thought it was fraud and closed the account. During this time I thought this matter was resolved. My vehicle needed to be repaired again for the same problem in April 2021 and now the repair facility says I still owe the money and will not release my vehicle to me and says they filed for a mechanics lien. It is well past the 90 days since the original repair was made. Can they still file a lien for the repairs done in October?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentApr 7, 2021
MichiganMechanics Lien
This was 2nd job of 3 that I grouped together to get these owners to agree on the same roof system and thus, Firestone upgraded all of them from 20 yr standard to a 25 yr. non prorated premium warranties. He ran his American Express for the deposit which Chase and Stripe Screwed up due to fraudulent activity by others and Stripe deposited Michael Sharpe Roofing, LLC funds into Michael Sharpe's Personal Checking account. Then Mr. Collins breached contract and the payment company Stripe, gave him is deposit back. Then told be if he lied to them (he did) breached contract they pay me out and go after him. So, I contacted him and told him what they said and asked him to let me load and do the job, and I would get it done within 72 hours and he said no? Chase shut off personal account and kept my account number to try to catch the company's that were ACH'ing my account fraudulently. So, I lost 3 jobs Totalling approx. $150,000 due to these owners breaching contract and leaving me with no job to do, and two trailers full of materials to return, and I have not been able to recover yet....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 29, 2021
Michigan
The owner signed the contract and wrote a check for the deposit, then decided he felt I wasn't capable of doing a tiny roof and demanded his deposit be returned, threaten me that he would put a lien on my home? Then went on Google My Business Page and gave a 1 star rating and said I was a crook who steals money and disapears? Putting me in a huge pickle and Totally against the terms of our contract and has cost me two jobs I know of over $40,000 since because of the bogus review. ...Read More
Michael Sharpe
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 29, 2021
Michigan
Project No. 800110 The deadline has passed for filing a lien for this project. What are our options?...Read More
Hashim Jani
4 answersAdd commentJul 19, 2021
Michigan
I am debating on whether to file a lien claim or a bond claim on a commercial project, where I am waiting on retainer for me and my subs. The GC would rather me file a bond claim because he claims the lien claim would slow down payment considerably. Would the bond claim be sufficient? I would think the bond claim to the Hartford Insurance Company would be a sufficient security, but I do not want to be wrong....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 12, 2018
MichiganBond ClaimsMechanics LienPayment DisputesRecovery Options
Hi there, I was hired as a Pre-Construction Manager Consultant and a Designer to work on the conversion of the McCamly Plaza Hotel into a Doubletree Hotel. I'd like to file a lien but the options online only pertains to a GC, sub-contractor and material provider. What about consultants? Thank you and I look forward to your response before I sign up online. Aileen...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 21, 2018
MichiganMechanics Lien
We are a material supplier to a sub contractor who is not being paid for material. The Subcontroacto is working under a GC who is employed by the state. We did not supply preliminary notice to the GC. Will our bond claim stand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 13, 2018
MichiganBond ClaimsPreliminary Notice
I am an admin for a construction services company. We are working on a project at a company of FCA in the Detroit, MI area. We are under a National Maintenance Agreement. Do we still need to file an NOC under this agreement?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 20, 2018
MichiganNotice of Commencement
My company installed Hardi Board Siding on a commercial project. The final payment for my services is 55 days over due. We were unaware of a Notice of Furnishings as we have only dealt with residential projects before and have never had a problem with payment. What are my options at this point? Thank you!!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 5, 2018
MichiganLien DeadlinesPreliminary NoticeRecovery Options
We have a bond claim filed with the General Contractor of the project. The GC is not our customer, our customer sold to the GC. Our customer is not paying for the material sold....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 17, 2018
MichiganBond ClaimsLawsuit
I cannot find the language for the "notice" described in this statement: "In Michigan, prime contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and suppliers are all required to give preliminary notice on all projects except 1 to 4 family residential owner-occupied buildings. For those projects, the “notice” required must be contained within the contract itself between the home improvement general contractor and the owner-occupier." Does not having this in a contract signed in October 2017 prevent us from being able to file a lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 1, 2018
MichiganMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Here is my quick thoughts on my problem. I am a part time handyman with a MI builders license. Most jobs are done in a day or two. But a few times a year I do multi day jobs for family and long term friends (20 years of friendship).. The multi day job that went wrong is a one person shower on the second level, remove old plastic glue to the wall, install new from sub floor to finish tile. The friend decided I should be paid $11 an hour. My rate is $30 (national average for handyman is $45 to $70). I gave her a special rate of $25 hours. In started in 1972 for free charity and paid work 1990. I never had a friend do this. This friend does tile floors herself, but did not want to address this project. I spent 91 hours at the house, no charge to get supplies, drive an hour to get to the site and passed on my 25% vendor discount with no material markups . This friend split up my 91 hours over 3 ½ months. Meaning, during the 3 ½ months of trying to work, she had one month vacation, sent me home because a date come up, family over due to illnesses, she forgot I was coming over. On her white carpet stairs she had mover’s blankets (hard and not safe walking up the stairs). I did give a written “guess” what a single shower would take. I always tell everyone I don’t give a firm prices because I don’t know what is behind what is presently there, the client could changes the design / plans, wall might not level, no 90 degree walls etc. She paid three times, totaling $900 in cash and one money order of $112 (I did not cash it, she wrote "final payment", afraid to cash it.). She purchased the tile only three years ago. The tile did not fit the space properly without many cuts to make it fit the area. Plus no extra tiles and no plan on how to lay the pattern. She like color and price of the tile. She did not have the correct tile shape and size for the job. That took 4 hours to get a pattern planned but since she had not extra, each cut had to be measured to fit to keep grout lines as requested. The floor tile was 1 ¼” square, her request to cut them at 45 degree to meet at the edges at right angles. No PENCIL tile etc. Of the tile for walls and floor, 80% of the tile needed one cut or more. She owes $1263. = (91 x $25) – 900 cash – 112 check....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 8, 2018
MichiganRecovery Options
A change order we submitted was approved after we started work on the initial contract....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 14, 2018
MichiganLien WaiversPreliminary Notice
On July 25th 2018 I hired a contractor to trim a tree that caused an insurance claim on my rental property and to my neighbor's property. The contract was not fulfilled and I let the contractor know my neighbor called to alert me it was not according to the agreement ( I live an hour and a half away). I let the contractor know I needed to see the property before I would issue payment. I went to see the tree on 7-30-18 and it was not trimmed according to our agreement. I issued a check for payment on 8-3-18 since I was receiving threats for payment. I decided to pay this unprofessional person to go away. Meanwhile I still have to have three limbs cut from the tree. On 8-10-18 I received a recorded claim of lien from Oakland county dated 8-6-18. I have proof the cashed check dated 8-7-18. I have called this contractor to get the lien released but he will not contact me back. Is there a template I can send to demand the release? What is the time frame he must complete this after he received payment?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 22, 2018
MichiganLien ReleasesMechanics Lien