I am a homeowner. the contractor will not supply a copy of a contract that he states we are in breach of. The person at the dept of labor & industry assigned to the case states the scope of work is the contract. But when I called prior, to ask about it, the person answering said it is not the contract. Clearly it depends on who you talk to. Can you clarify MN contractor law?...Read More
I am a GC working on a home. The homeowner has done a 180 and is refusing us access to complete work per contracted scope. My contract includes requirements of : "Customer’s Obligations: Customer agrees not to hinder or delay CONTRACTOR from performing the Work. " Can I terminate for cause without a contract clause outlining termination options?...Read More
My contractor finished a job on January 22, 2021, after four months. I did not receive a bill or any type of communication from them until May 25th when I received a notice of intent to file a lien. I informed them immediately that I had never received a bill and I would be happy to pay it if received for the correct amount. Both my daughter and I have communicated with them numerous times since then and still no bill and no answer to our requests. What can I do to be finished with this?...Read More
My exwife used her brothers lawn care llc in Minnesota to supposedly preform 30700 worth of remodeling I filled contempt for this and the judge ruled that my ex didn't act in bad faith by not pulling permits or Inspections or hiring a non licensed contractor. We are in Minnesota can anyone help?...Read More
Hello, my wife and I have a small tile installation business in Minnesota. We recently have not gotten paid for a completed a job. We have a signed contract and the home owner agrees that he owes us money but we are pretty sure he is not planning on paying the remainder of $3,368.00.
Is it worth filing a mechanics lien? ...Read More
I started remodeling a house for a contractor. We only have a verbal agreement on the work im supposed to do and he keeps adding more work and I'm thinking he's assuming I'm doing that for the same price that we discussed I told him that wasn't the case and he said we'll talk about it and he said that he would be fair I'm thinking he's not going to be so fair so when I write up my bill and mind you a lot of things I not going to charge him for but some things I am so I'm wondering do I need to and can I file a pre lien if I've already started the work I'm in Minnesota...Read More
I am building a garage on my property. The city granted me a building permit last week and I constructed the slab last Saturday. Because of a complaint, the city reviewed the submittal drawings and determined they had made an error in the front seat back. They have now issued a stop work order and are telling me to come into compliance which means tearing out the slab and starting over. The city staff claims they have no responsibility despite the error they made and that the full cost is for the owner of the property to bear. Please advise....Read More
I am a subcontractor who was hired by another contractor to render my services. The job was finished October 2020 and he has yet to pay me. He is not answering any of my calls. Can I file a Lien against the property owner?...Read More
is a court judgement the same as this mechanics lean
a realtor has sued us and won a judgement , for breech of exclusive buyers contract ,we had not saved the critical texts and recorded conversations with this guy and could not prove our case to the judges satisfaction ,so She ruled in his favor . Several Attorneys told us not to appeal the case .
I need to know if He can file a mechanics lean on the judgement or if he has to take back to court to do a lien on my property .
and if the Minnesota courts are going to make me pay his attorney fees plus court costs?
Jerome Ehresman...Read More
A General Contractor in Minnesota put a Mechanics Lien on a building that is owned by our LLC. It has been well over a year ago now since this lien was filed and no actions have been made by the contractor to foreclose. The building was planned to go up for sale in 2018 after the remodeling was finished- and to date in 2021 it still isn't finished. We would really just like to sell the building now - just as is, and let the next owner finish the remodeling. What are the next steps we would need to take to put the building up for sale? ...Read More
We filed a lien on a job, customer paid, but we have more work to complete under the same contract. The title company wants a lien satisfaction release, but we are hesitant to release lien. They are pressing us because lien is hampering draw request on the project. Does a partial lien waiver for amount they HAVE paid allow for funds to still flow through title company?...Read More