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
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
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
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
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I live in Omaha, NE and a roofing company installed a roof on my house incorrectly, they also did not finish the job and refused to finish the job. They kept demanding payment and never provided an itemized bill which was asked for 3 times. When we finally did receive a bill it had charges for work and material that were never provided. Since then we have received confirmation from the engineers at company from the products used was installed incorrectly and would have to be fixed(it is a major issue that would require removing about 1/3rd of the shingles from the bottom and fixing the issue.) The owner said that he would put a lien on my property and would not respond to us asking for him to finish the job. We recently received notice that he was putting a lien on our house but the date of time services or materials were furnished was incorrect on the filing. What can/should we do?...Read More
We have a new home built by a company that filed bankruptcy near the end of building our home. Several sub contractors filed liens on our home. Most we were able to get removed with the letter from the company that built our house saying that we were paid in full. The final company refused to remove the lien stating they didn't care if we had to pay twice they were getting their money. It has been almost 3 years now since the lien was filed and we would really love to refinance our home because my husband is fighting stage 4 cancer but can't because of the lien. Any help would be greatly appreciated! ...Read More
I help furnish and design rooms in homes that require non structural upgrades. This would include flooring removal/installation, base molding, and painting. I then pay a contractor to complete these upgrades as part of the project and bill all in the final invoice to the customer. Is there any special licensing that I would need? ...Read More
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we are a small electrical company doing work for a General contractor working on a Federal job at Offutt air force base.
We are about 75% done with the job but are having trouble getting paid for the last couple pay apps we’ve sent in.
We are waiting for 1/2 of Feb, all of March and now we’ve billed for April.
The General contractor keeps making excuses and we have paid out for labor and materials out of pocket.
The General contractor does not have a bond on this job but the Main contractor Dyncorp out of Texas does have a bond and they are the ones that pay the general we are working with....Read More
I added a mother in law suite to my son/daughter in laws home. I was to live the rest of my life with them there. They sold the house and kicked me to the curb. A lot happened, however they made $75,000 and have not paid me anything. An attorney sent them a demand for payment letter - they advised they wanted to go to court. They have money, obviously. They have a home in Myrtle Beach that is being bought by someone. They own a condo in Phoenix. And they have a business called AZ DUI. Money should not be a problem. They are just awful people. They are ‘Christians’ which is why o trusted them. I have the document that was sent to them. Am I able to get help. I’m 65 and don’t have anything but SS. I work now and have saved a little for this particular reason. I live in NE now but can get all documentation to you....Read More
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