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Hello, I had a garage heater installed and in the contract it said that high voltage electrical was to be billed by another company (not named in the contact) at an hourly rate. An electrical company showed up (hired by the contractor I did have a contract with) and did the work without consulting me and did not do what they were supposed to (they ran conduit through the attic and penetrated my walls which they weren’t supposed to do and which took longer and was more expensive). I told them I was unhappy with this and that the conduit was supposed to be run across the ceiling so I could move the unit later. I mentioned this during installation and they said “it’s kind of too late.” I told the contractor that I was unhappy with the work done but that I’d be happy to pay him for his time, but not for the extra work that I didn’t want done. He refused and has threatened to put a lien on my house. Additionally, the circuit breaker keeps tripping so I have to have another electrician come out to fix his work. What options do I have? I know it’s only $750 but I don’t feel I should have to pay for work I didn’t want done, when I have no contract with these people, and they didn’t even consult me before starting! Can he just put a lien on my house without ever having consulted me?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 1, 2021
MontanaMechanics Lien
Hello! I was wondering if I am IICRC Certified am i Able to conduct mold remediation and water damage restoration in Montana? I am Certified by the IICRC and they give certificates to restoration contractors for mold abatement and water damage restoration. Is that enough? from my knowledge that is the only certification or licensing a restoration contractor needs....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 22, 2021
MontanaLicenses
I am wondering if you can help me? Basically, I paid him up front for some work on a property, he has only done a little of it, did a poor job at that and I am selling it and want the remainder of my money back that was not earned or spent on the property and the contractor misappropriated the funds as he states he no longer has the money. The amount is $58,000+...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 7, 2021
MontanaBond Claims
I work for a company out of Kansas. We was sent to Montana to work an when we was up there. If we was not laying asphalt but still on the clock we was being paid a different wage which was not the prevailing wages....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 28, 2021
Montana
Hi, I need advice on a scenario. If there is a dispute over the satisfactory of a job done by a subcontractor, how is it resolved? I know a subcontractor who did lawnmowing work for a contractor in Montana. The contractor is several weeks late on paying the subcontractor and is now claiming the job was not done well, as well as claiming subcontractor will owe him money for the cost of a company he hired to fix the job. There was no prior complaint of unsatisfactory work until The late payment was brought up. There are also witnesses, including the clients, to vouch for the quality of the job done. The only person claiming poor quality of the lawn mowing jobs is the contractor himself who is refusing to pay. What do you recommend?...Read More
Kimberly Tuttle
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 23, 2021
MontanaPrompt Payment
I need to now if I'm a 1st tier sub...Read More
Charles Hoff
1 answerAdd commentJun 14, 2021
MontanaRisk Management
I am a Drywall contractor. I finished a job for a general contractor and have not been paid the final amount. Can I file a Machanics lein with out a preliminary notice. In Montana. Its residential. ...Read More
Charles Hoff
1 answerAdd commentJun 14, 2021
MontanaProfessional Development
We are doing work for Katerra on a Public Housing Project in MT. The project is still ongoing. Private owners are financing the project. They have asked us to give them a copy of the contract from Katerra to us. The contract specifically states the following "Confidential – Not for Distribution © 2015, KTC. This document is subject to copyright laws pursuant to §106 of the Copyright Act of 1976. Any reproduction of its contents is expressly prohibited by federal law. All rights reserved." We feel we are not allowed to share this with anyone else. Are we correct? ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 8, 2021
MontanaConstruction Contract
We are a subcontractor working on a project in Butte, MT for Katerra LLC. They have declared they are finished. Sure you may have read of them in the media. We had not had a Preliminary Act Lien for the project (never even heard of it before). The project was started in September 2020. Can we place one now for going forward in the event they do not pay. They are NOT in arears as of yet. We are expecting payment next week. The branch we deal with said yesterday, they are branching off, rebranding and things are "status quo "so to speak. What legal rights do we have? I have been in touch with John at LevelSet and will have a Zoom call next week. This is a Federal project, Davis Bacon. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 3, 2021
MontanaBond Claims
We provided equipment repair on customer owned equipment and there is a balance due for the charges that the customer is not satisfying. In other states we have the ability to execute a Repairman's Lien but I am not locating any on it in Montana....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 3, 2021
MontanaRecovery Options
One of my employee's performed repairs on a vehicle the person that had us do the job has decided not to pay the bill because I personally did not do the repairs myself and that it's not in her name therefore I can't put a mechanic lien on it . is that true? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 27, 2021
MontanaMechanics Lien
We are a General Contractor working on building a hotel in Montana. Do our vendor's 2nd/3rd tier subcontractors need to file preliminary notices? ...Read More
Kristin Bowman
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 4, 2021
MontanaPreliminary Notice
I rented a piece of equipment for a project that was covered by a payment bond and need to file on the bond since I have not received payment for over 90 days....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 26, 2021
Montana
I am a GC working on a project in Missoula, MT. We had a vendor that left our project and we found out they were hiring second tier subcontractors and not paying them or they were paid with bad checks. We are trying to find out if these subcontractors have lien rights. ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 22, 2021
MontanaLien PriorityMechanics LienRight to Lien
The roofer came to me at the end of the job with extra charges that he made up and never had me sign for. He let water pour into my house twice and sent meth heads to do the work. He would not pay them and I wound up managing the job and finishing it as he would not supply labor or basic materials to finish (screws, metal, etc). He yelled at me at sprayed gravel on me with his truck. Super unprofessional and passive/agressive. He took half of the money in July, started in September, and finished in December after it had snowed on the unfinished roof three times. I paid him in full the agreed upon contract price and informed him in writing that if he cashed the check, the matter would be considered closed. Now he has come back with a letter almost three months later saying he has filed a lien. I have not been served any papers, just a letter stating he has filed a lien. He claims I agreed to his extra charges. I did not and told him so. He is desperate for money as he has tax problems and a reputation for being a crook. Can I tell him to get lost....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 3, 2021
Montana