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Hello, we completed a few projects in the state of Montana (labor & material) in April/May of 2017. However, we have been replacing some of the components and have provided additional labor and material to the customer since that time. At what point what the lien deadline start? I understand we have 90 days to file from last material shipped/labor provided, but we aren't charging for the material/labor from late 2017/early 2018. We want to be able to place liens on these projects. Thanks, Amena...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 28, 2018
MontanaLien DeadlinesPayment Disputes
This project has a bond, which our customer paid everything under the bond to the fund control except for $1000.00. We also billed this customer for a separate order related to this project as well. The fund control has now sent this money to the bond & now Hudson Surety has the funds that our customer paid to the fund control and has had these funds for a month or longer and is stating that they need a letter from our customer stating that they are done with the bond. We paid for the bond, but yet it is working against us. I am not familiar with this process as we have never done a bond on a project before. I am hoping you can give me some insight on what legally we need to do to get paid the money that the bond is holding and plus what is owed additional on this project that is not part of the bond. Project is in the State of Montana & we are in State of California...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 9, 2018
MontanaPayment Disputes
Job Name Roundup Branch Metal Replacement 2nd Job Name is Forsythe Branch Siding Replacement Property Number 23-1717-14-1-16-01-0000 Assessment Code 3543000000 County Musselshell Levy District 23-0605 Neighborhood 223.202.C Situs Address Legal Description COUNTRYSIDE SUBD (ROUNDUP), S14, T08 N, R25 E, BLOCK 2, Lot 1 - 4 Owner Name CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LDS Property Last Updated 10/3/2018...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 8, 2018
MontanaPreliminary Notice
We are a general contractor located in Pennsylvania and did a project in Great Falls, MT. One of our subs filed a construction lien which we feel is incorrect. He is not owed the amount that he is claiming. We do owe him about half of what he is claiming but he would not sign and notarize the waivers required for payment....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 18, 2019
MontanaBonding Off Lien
We have several jobs that are not completed but our preliminary liens are expiring. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 16, 2019
MontanaMechanics Lien
My husband subcontracted a job and was delayed in getting the project done due to material that didn't match etc. Once proper material was acquired the job was finished. The homeowner didn't have any complaints as the job was being done, to begin with but now when it comes time to pay, he is making several complaints to to the general, but the general has not provided a list of repairs to be made. He has not yet paid my husband for the work done, and is trying to call a small 800.00 payment and now a 1500.00 payment as payment in full. The full job should be in excess of 3875.00 for siding alone and more for the fascia and soffit. What can be done to get paid what is owed to us?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 31, 2019
MontanaMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienRecovery Options
We have a contract to install underground irrigation on a multi-use building. The contracting company is not operating at full steam any longer, they are reorganizing or selling or closing (???). We received a letter promising that they would make small payments on the remaining contract value but they haven't even done that successfully. We filed a lien but heard the property sold 2 days earlier. Any suggestions? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 6, 2019
MontanaMechanics LienRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
Do we have to be registered to do business in the state to file a lien in that state? For example, we may do one small job in Montana where we might not actually be required to be registered in that state due to being under revenue requirements, don't have actual personnel living there, etc. Would we have to be registered in order to file the lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 21, 2019
MontanaRight to Lien
Hi We own our Plumbing and Heating co. Of course we work with a lot contractors and do service work. There seems to be a lot of frustration in the construction realm that people do not have to pay us. So are only choices is intent to lean. Where is the laws protecting us. We do large and small projects. Thanks...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 24, 2019
MontanaCollectionsLawsuitMechanics LienPrompt PaymentRecovery OptionsRetainage
A local business hired a main contractor to do a remodel who then subbed it out to another guy who then had my boyfriend finish the job as his "employee", as my bf doesn't have his own licence yet. I know for a fact that the main contractor was paid in full for the job and supposedly still hasn't paid the subcontractor that hired my boyfriend so therefore my boyfriend hasn't been paid and the verbal agreement was for about seven Grand. We're not sure how or who needs to go about doing what to get paid...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 26, 2019
MontanaLien DeadlinesMechanics LienNotice of CompletionNotice of Intent to LienPayment DisputesRight to Lien
We have worked on new construction for the same contractor for over a year, ther owner says he has been paid, and should have paid us, the contractor says owner still owes him money for that. Do we have to file a notice to lien? Can we, if we are past the 20 day window?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 18, 2019
MontanaLien DeadlinesLien on FundsMechanics LienNotice of Intent to Lien
I am looking through guidelines for Montana, and they all state a Notice of Right to Claim a Lien must be filed within 20 days of the first date labor/materials are provided. We will be starting a job on February 3, but I want to file the NORTCL as soon as I can. Am I able to go ahead and order this or would it be rejected if I chose to file the NORTCL prior to February 3 when the job begins?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 24, 2020
MontanaPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien