Hi- We worked as a first-tier subcontractor for a prime contractor in Oklahoma City, cleaning up the ice storm this past winter. We have not received all of our payments which totals to $300,000.00 left owed. The contractor was paid in full in March; we completed the job and were released on 2/11/21. We have tried everything but suing to get paid, the city of OKC lawyer sent a letter to the company owner who didn't help, we notified Fema and OEM, filed a claim against the bond, which was denied because they said it was only for performance. The job was more than $50,000.00. We made around $1 million as a subcontractor. The prime held $14 ton off of us and made around $200k, and they have not to help up to the subcontract, which states we can file against the bond for non-payment. Are we not protected by the Miller Act, and shouldn't OKC support us, helping us get paid since we completed the job and did everything that was asked of us? Would you mind telling us how to receive the pay that was owed to us?...Read More
If you roofing contract states "lump sum" to be paid at the end of the re-roofing project, but the roofing contractor ask you for a payment of material and some labor at the beginning of the project and you pay to keep the contractor interested in finishing your re-roofing project, does that contract still exists as "lump sum" contract or has the terms and conditions changed?...Read More
If the General Contractor has a sub contractor perform work and the GC has issued payment to the Sub Contractor, can Sub Contractor laborers file for a Mechanics Lien in Oklahoma if the SUB CONTRACTOR has not yet paid the laborers?...Read More
I'm having a dead tree removed by a tree service that will use several workmen to do the removal. I want to use a lien waiver form to have each of the workmen sign to protect my property in case the owner of the tree service does not pay his workmen. The owner will probably not pay them until he gets my check but I don't want to give him a check until the forms are signed and in my hand. Which form should I use and should I also have the owner sign one as well ? Also do I need to do anything with them once I have them signed ? My property is located in Tulsa County in the state of Oklahoma. My e-mail address in email@example.com ad phone number is 918-863-4542...Read More
I had a plumber come out to give me a quote on replacing a sewer pipe I knew was broken. After looking the tech called me and gave me a verbal quote. I asked him to send me a formal written quote. 3 days later the company sent another tech who did a camera scope and told me the pipe was broken (duh) and I now owed $400 for the scope. I said I never asked for it nor authorized it. He said tenant signed authorization. I asked my tenant and he said the guy tried to call me but was unsuccessful and so he told tenant I had authorized it.
I have refused to pay it and now got letter from them giving me 10 days or they will file a lien. What can I do to quash this?...Read More
Ok so my partners and I were planning to change our llc agreement to include a clause that would go along the lines of “we only get paid for the jobs we lead”, so rather than splitting jobs 3 ways we were going to lead our own jobs and get paid for exactly what we did and bear responsibility for paying laborers.
This all changed due to the last job we did “together”, I put quotes because they were doing the gutters and I did everything else (siding, fascia/trim metal, soffit), and we were all going to get paid for exactly what we did.
My partners messed up and put the wrong color gutter on the house, the contractor (who was aware of our ongoing company split up) refused to pay us/them for the gutters.. so when I got paid for what I did, I deposited the check and paid myself and my hand. then they (possibly conspired to) tried to take all of it, even though it wasn’t even truly in the account through an online transfer to a bank account I believe they created for the purpose of doing this. because the bank told me it had to be an account through them as their online banking only makes transfers between BancFirst accounts. They have/had no intention to pay it back and when I’ve asked for them to I’ve only been met with threats of violence and asinine accusations of stealing from them.
They’ve also manipulated a former customer into adding all of our names to the check so that one of them can strong arm me into giving him a cut when I have it in writing that he was giving me his third due to extra labor and expenses I had to incur due to his absence on that particular job. I had to incur these extra expenses and labor because he was chasing other jobs that I wasn’t going to get paid for because around the time that he agreed to give me his third we agreed to split money differently I.E. “the jobs we lead”...Read More
I hired a contractor to do remodel of my laundry and bath in my house. We had no contract, but he gave me a bid of work that I agreed to, but didn't sign. We had a verbal and written agreement that if he was not going to come to work daily and give full day's effort, that we would settle up and part ways at that point. 1 and a half months into a 2 week project, the contractor failed to show up for 2 days and we decided to fire him. I paid for all the materials during the job and gave him 3 different money draws to help him rent equipment and pay his subs. He is threatening to file a lien on my house, but we didn't have a contract and he broke his agreement of working every day. The contractor also did not give us a Preliminary Notice before starting the job. So, can he file a lien on my home?...Read More