I know your site is geared more towards the contractor. But if I'm in dispute with a contractor and the amount is only $718 can they really force a foreclosure for that? I don't mind if they do put a lien because I intend on fighting it, but will they really foreclose my house for $718 in NJ?...Read More
I'm a contractor working on a large residential custom home. If I have a written contract that does not include mandatory language (cancellation clause), but is otherwise specific as to the project, time, sum, etc., can I still file a lien?...Read More
I’m a subcontractor working on a house for a property management company. They stop the work as I was just about to be done. Four months now have pass and I haven’t received a single penny for the job done....Read More
My mom has owned a house in NJ for 30 years. Four years ago, the lot next door was sold to developers. The developers have built four condos and in the process destroyed my mom's property line and deck. They have agreed to make the repairs in a contract but have not fulfilled the obligations under the contract. What should she do next?...Read More
I hold a NJ master electrical license, still hold a business permit and have business insurance. I no longer operate my own contracting company. I currently work full time as a building operations director.
I have an opportunity to work a deal with an existing reputable mechanical contracting company to attach my license to their business. I would be part of their payroll but will not be part of their day to day operations. Full details of this potential agreement have not been finalized. ...Read More
I am a GC working on building a new home for a client. The Client refuses to pay the fourth and last payment, due to a discrepancy with the elevator installation. We have stopped work, and need the payment in order to continue....Read More
I am a GC in NJ on a project managed by a bank. The draw inspector did not credit me for $8,000 worth of work but the escrow agent is disregarding this omission and wants me to execute a full and final discharge of lien without this amount. She states that if I refuse to sign off, I could forfeit the amount offerred (2,979. Further, my lien period has elapsed and I am still not fully paid. What options do I have in a situation like this....Read More
I'm a general contractor and I finished a job for a medical office space early September 2020. Due to the pandemic and the doctor just opening his business, I told him he could pay me by October 30, 2020, which was just under 2 months after the work was completed. He proceeded to tell me that he was selling a machine and then was opening a credit card and that he would pay me but just needed a little more time. By December he said business was really slow and he didn't get the credit card approval, and then had to sell his house. He assured me that he would pay as soon as his house sold, but that happened in February and now he said he needs another month. I didn't know about filing a construction lien and the time frame before, but I am hoping there are extensions due to COVID-19....Read More
The contract is designed and build but the approved design will be changed by the Client. We submitted a proposal but the Client is not issuing any approval nor comments. We are about to finish the available works in a couple of months and yet no words from the Client. Are they in default? How can we prove the Client is in default?
Contract is FIDIC 1999 EPC Contract....Read More
We completed a large project in January 2020 and still have not been paid retainage. There are two jobs from the same company that is refusing to pay. Also, we had an executed contract for a portion of the job that they reneged on. I believe we missed our opportunity to file a mechanics lien in NJ. Do we have any recourse? ...Read More
We have supplied material to the general contractor on a public county project located in New Jersey, final delivery date of 01-21-2021. According to our Levelset guidelines we are due file a municipal mechanics lien in 7 days, the is same date that our final payment from the general contractor is due. All of the material we have supplied has yet to be installed, and therefore, has not been officially accepted by the public entity. Will we still have lien rights if we file later than the due date suggested by Levelset? Will we have to wait for the completion of the project to file a Mechanics Lien if we do not file now?...Read More
I am a homeowner that was misled by an acoustical consulting contractor. They came to assess the extent of the impact noise and vibration in my home.. and recommended for us to install rubber underlayment and floating floors on the top floor to combat both issues. They promised 70% reduction in noise but it was not explicitly written in the contract. Halfway through the project, I had expressed concerns since all the rubber underlayment was installed and we could still hear the impact noise and the vibrations had gotten worse. We were told to see the project all the way through and allow them to finish installing the laminate flooring to see if it would work. We did... and now the contractor is saying that our house has structural issues and that he is not taking any responsibility for the lack of noise improvement and the vibration issues that have exacerbated. He is now suggesting that we strengthen the joists and promises that we will see a 70% reduction in noise after doing so. I can no longer trust the word of this contractor and don't want to pay to have more work done that may cause even more issues. The estimate we signed was for 13k and we only paid 50% of it....Read More