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I am a Code Officer in a small Borough in PA. Our Third Party Inspectors issued a Certificate of Compliance for a newly built house. The problem is that the deck was erected with 4X4 posts that are more than 32" high. They had the homeowner sign off on them and told me it was ok to issue the COO. My question is, do you think this is standard practice to have someone sign off on something like this? I feel perhaps the posts should be changed to 6X6 before the COO is issued. Can you advise please? Thank you, MaryKay Clark B.C.O. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 14, 2021
Pennsylvania
I was given verbal instruction to work on a motorcycle and the owner has since been arrested for possession and numerous other charges. How do I apply for a title for the bike?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 11, 2021
PennsylvaniaMechanics Lien
Hi, I did not file a mechanic lien on time for a job we did for a contractor. What are my next options? It will be a year this October 15th 2021 since we finished the job in the state of Pennsylvania. Thank you, Jamie Hernandez...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 11, 2021
PennsylvaniaMechanics Lien
Our shed got damaged by a storm and needed to be rebuilt. We got money from insurance and hired a construction company to come and rebuild the shed. They used wood and the floor in the old shed to build new one. This means their materials cost would be significantly less. There was no set price agreed upon and no written contract. We gave them a check for $8000 and said we’d give them the rest when it was finished. They came and put up the shed, but did not finish (windows, doors, leveling, moldings, etc.) They then sent us an invoice for $30,000. We told them we will not pay until job is complete and we don’t agree on $30,000. (We contacted other construction companies and got estimates of no more than $16,000 for the size of the shed). The contractor is now threatening to file a mechanics lien. Do we have a case? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 8, 2021
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania does not use Notice of Non-Responsibilty. What is my recourse as a Pittsburgh PA home owner mid-remodeling project to avoid mechanics lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 5, 2021
PennsylvaniaMechanics Lien
I am a homewoner who contracted with a Stucco company for stucco remediation. What should have been a 1-2 week project has been going on for over 4 months. They say they'll show up, but don't - and no one calls with an update. I've approved payment for 2/3 of the agreed upon price, but there has been damage to my home over the 4 months due to the project delays that they still have to come back and fix - and I worry that they won't come back to finish up, so I've communicated that the remaining amount will be approved once all work is done (appropriately) and we've completed the final project walkthrough. They keep threatening a mechanics lien. If I'm the homeowner and still have outstanding work to finish up, does the contractor have a right to file? Do they have to first send me a NOI? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 4, 2021
Pennsylvania
I am a sub-sub on a PA county project. I filed my lien/bond claim in time but the wrong GC was listed. The deadline has now passed and I am sending the lien/bond claim to the correct GC. Do I need to file an amended claim to show the correct GC?...Read More
Matthew Hand
1 answerAdd commentSep 27, 2021
Pennsylvania
We are a Subcontractor. A GC we are working for, hasn't been paying us. In our contract it says that we may not lien them or anyone. Is this legal in Pennsylvania? This is a non-residential project. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 14, 2021
Pennsylvania
We are a small subcontractor. A GC we are working with says we're not performing, so they've been buying material and backcharging us. The contract says they have to give us the right to cure. Wouldn't that right extend to them buying materials and backcharging us. They also haven't been paying us....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 14, 2021
Pennsylvania
I am working with an owner of a hotel who is refusing to provide a copy of the certificate of occupancy to a potential long-term contractor. Is there any reason not to provide the information?...Read More
L. Campbell
1 answerAdd commentSep 10, 2021
PennsylvaniaRisk Management
I'm the contractor that provided services/materials at a residential property. The homeowner's lawyer is battling with insurance co. to collect funds in order to pay us. The lawyer sent me a general letter advising our lien will be protected and we will be paid when a payment is made to the homeowner from the insurance co. Is there a type of form I should get signed by all parties that protects us and guarantees our bill be paid as soon as the homeowner is given the funds? State is SC. ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 9, 2021
Pennsylvania
I filled a lien against my clients for failure to pay for material cost. This was since may 24th. Their account is still accruing late fees, how do I collect on all monies owed? when can I legally foreclose on their property?...Read More
Bose Houser
1 answerAdd commentSep 7, 2021
PennsylvaniaLien Foreclosure
For one of our jobs, there are two documents "queued up" for us to send. One is a mechanics lien and the other is a lien/bond claim. What is the difference and should we file both?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 3, 2021
Pennsylvania
We stopped working due to non-payment and the contractor hired another sub....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 2, 2021
PennsylvaniaConstruction ContractMechanics LienSubstantial Completion
So the customer was made aware a Lien was being placed on his property. He only sent in a partial payment. Does the Lien for the entire amount still remain in place or does a new Lien with the outstanding balance have to be filed? ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 2, 2021
Pennsylvania