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Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 14, 2021
NebraskaBack ChargesMechanics Lien
I performed work as a laborer for a homeowner who owns three personal properties. The work consisted of painting the interior and exterior of the homes and property management which consisted of lawn mowing, minor repairs, etc. while the homeowner was out of town for 4 months. I began doing this work approximately 2 years ago, and obtained a written agreement from the homeowner that I would do all the labor on is properties at a heavily discounted rate. The discounted rate was agreed to because the agreement called for me profiting from the eventual sales of the properties. The amount owed to me for property management fees are approximately $3,900.00 and the approximate profit coming to me from the eventual sales of the three properties is between $50,000 to $60,000. The homeowner is now telling me that he will not honor the original written agreement and is refusing to pay me the property management fees and will not pay me my share of the profit upon the sale of the three properties. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 20, 2021
NebraskaMechanics Lien
I have a project out of Tennessee in which i have found out that the general does not have a contract with. We were told they were doing work on this project and later found out that he is working for someone else that has a contract with the general. How does this affect our rights ? ...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentSep 13, 2021
Nebraska
I recently got a letter notifying me that there was a construction lien on our house. The letter was through the NE Register of Deeds. The issue is our contractor stopped showing up, so we fired him and had someone else do the job. 130 days later he filed this lien. He lied on the letter about the last date he worked so that it would still appear as if he was within the 120 day window. (I have everything documented in writing). He also lied about the contract amount. I have read that I need to send him a demand letter that he needs to initiate judicial proceedings. Is that accurate? After I do that, how do I go about getting the lien removed because I don't think he will file the paperwork to remove it. Thank you!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 9, 2021
NebraskaMechanics Lien
General contractor owns the lot, house is built and he will transfer it to the owner at closing. Do I have to file my lien before the transfer? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 1, 2021
NebraskaMechanics Lien
We're a material supplier who shipped complete on April 8, 2021 and we have not received our final payment of $26,751.43. Total invoice was $121,229....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentAug 17, 2021
NebraskaRight to Lien
I’m a contractor in Nebraska. I completed work that was included in a contract. While I was completing the contracted work the client asked me to do additional work via a verbal agreement. The client still owes for the remaining balance of the contract work completed. They also owe for the verbal agreement work we performed. ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 13, 2021
Nebraska
In Nebraska, if a development has 2 different owners (owning 2 different sections), is the construction lien total amount split between the two? Specifically, there are 2 liens filed (1 for each piece of property in the development) - can both liens be for the full amount of the work done on the development (100%/100%), or should the amount be split based on the work done on the separate sections of property (75%/25%)? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 6, 2021
NebraskaBankruptcyMechanics Lien
I hired and helped a person to get his LLC for a start up company. He has been working with me for 3 1/2. Years. The last 1 1/2. Challenges my authority and how I operate my business. Disrupts flow, and creates delays and doesn’t want to work after 3:00pm. I care a lot about him and want to find away that we can continue to work together. Thought about selling him leads? Thank you Scott ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 25, 2021
NebraskaBack Charges
Unlicensed contractor didn’t finish work stopped coming in February then placed a lien stating his last work day was April 26th ( it was not) and filed the lien 06/25. How can we prove that it is invalid. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 22, 2021
NebraskaMechanics Lien
Can a subcontractor I did not hire file a lien on my home 2 years after installation of the heat and AC units on new construction? They completed warranty work recently and are using that date as the last work provided. I had no contract with them and I have paid the contract in full to the general contractor and have no change orders with them. The general contractor did not pay the sub....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 16, 2021
NebraskaMechanics Lien
My contractor go on and hired a sub-contractor. Now, I have paid my contactor but he is refusing to payout sub-contractor. Sub-contractor indicated that he has intend to fill-in machinal lien against property. As apartment owner, we don't have any contract with sub-contractor. However, the sub-contractor did a better job than contractor. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 7, 2021
NebraskaNotice of Intent to Lien
Hello and thank you for participating in this forum. On Thursday, April 15 I gave a cash deposit to the significant other of a friend of mine that is wanting to get his construction business off the ground. The job description was to tear off the one layer of shingles on my 960 sq ft, 111 yr old little bungalow house and very small garage. He scratched a few numbers making calculations on a notebook I lent him. He didn't have any business like forms. He came up with numbers that I didn't realize were way off to the tune of he quoted me $4,300 for labor only for my little roof with 17.65 squares. I was buying the materials myself. I gave him the $2,500 deposit. No contract was signed or even discussed. On Monday April 19th I texted him asking for a receipt for the the $2,500 deposit. He responded "yup". He said he would write one up. No denying that the transaction had occurred or denying that it had been for that amount. He never has given me any kind of a receipt for the deposit. It's very frustrating as he isn't very responsive to calls or texts. I received a call from Menards on Sunday April 25th in the afternoon telling me that they were out of stock of some of the items in my order of roofing supplies. They won't have any arriving for at least 18 days as the warehouse is out of stock until they can get a shipment from their wholesaler. I texted the contractor immediately. He replied "ok". So now the job is postponed indefinitely. Today, Tuesday April 27th, I found out that while i was at work over the weekend my parents had had the "roofing guy" that they've used for their rental properties for the last 25 years come by my place to get an estimate for them from him on my reshingle the rooves job. It was much lower than the verbal estimate I'd been given. The estimate I'd been told was $4,300 for just labor. No materials of any kind. No dumpster. Just labor. The estimate that my parents contractor worked up came to $4,976. That figure includes tear off of the shingles on both the house and garage, and the dumpster to put it all in. That's already more value than what my estimate quoted. Their estimate also included all the materials and labor for all new gutters for both the house and the garage. Less than $700 difference for so much more value. And I strongly suspect much higher quality craftsmanship also. My parents know that my pockets aren't very deep. They feel at this point in their lives they want to do some good with their money for their kids. They said that they would pay for the roof job but only if I used their contactor. I feel like I don't really have any choice here. The job, if using the first contractor, has been suspended indefinitely through no fault of my own. The second guy has a much bigger crew than the first guy so he'll be able to get it all done in one day as opposed to 4-5 days with the first contractor. Since it's such a small job, the second contractor said he could squeeze me in almost immediately. I called the first contractor today but he didn't answer. I sent him a lengthy text explaining the situation that my parents have put me in and that I need my deposit back since he won't be doing my roof. I think that he doesn't know that deposit monies need to be put in an escrow account until its time to pay out. I apologize for length of this. What do I do? How can I get my money back? Especially since I feel like he's already spent it. Thank you for listening, Dee Johnson...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 28, 2021
Nebraska
We fired our contractor after he lied about replacing/reconnecting the duct from the hot water heater. He told us he had completed this after many requests to do so, and it turns out he did not, leaving it open below and above the shower he was working on. We have since had an HVAC professional and plumber tell us how dangerous this is. He had also failed to fix a leaking shower valve over the course of a week though we told him each time the valve was leaking from the second floor bathroom into the first floor ceiling and each time he claimed to have fixed the leak. At one point he had it duct taped. He lied about ducting the exhaust fan above the shower, instead leaving it unvented above the shower. He was almost finished with the job, though once we realized he had lied and put our family in danger with the hot water heater duct open, we did not feel safe having him complete the work. We now have had a licensed plumber (the original contractor claimed he is licensed but the city does not have any trade licenses in his name) in who has described multiple errors. The initial contractor is demanding payment; we have told him we are needing to have the entire project redone due to the errors he has made and the shoddy workmanship. Once that is completed, we will pay him for the work he actually completed according to the contract, but not for the work he did incorrectly. He is threatening to place a mechanics lien on our property....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 15, 2021
Nebraska