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I am a General contractor and have a few jobs I did for a client and they are haggeling over payment. I wanted to know if these states there would be any issues with filing liens in. All work was completed in September - December of 2022 but I do know that some states require pre lien filings and other requirements that could not allow you to place a lien. The states are: OH, RI, MA, NH, NY. Can you please let me know if I am ok to file liens at this time on these locations in the above states or if there are any states that legally I can't file the lien in? Thank you....Read More
Greg Mignone
1 answerAdd commentJan 20, 2023
Rhode Island
We did replace the siding in a commercial building. When we finished the job, they fired the manager (who presented himself as the owner of the business) and now the real owner (that is a common trust) don't want to pay because we don't have a written contract and change of orders. We did received a check as deposit and we have the building permit and hearings as we had to get a special permit to replace the siding. In one of the hearings is stated that the manager was representing the trust. We have sent many mails to the accountant with no response for payment. Can we file a mechanicals lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 26, 2022
Rhode IslandMechanics Lien
I hired a local landscaping company to do some work on my yard. They gave me a price, which I paid in full (I have the record of the cashed check). There was only a verbal agreement. After writing an unfavorable review of them, they are now claiming they could have charged me more for the work done, and are threatening to put a lien on my home. Do they have any actual recourse to do so? I’m in Rhode Island...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 22, 2020
Rhode IslandRight to Lien
I'm a RI commercial subcontractor trying to understand when I should be liening a property when working as a subcontractor. Some law seems to point to enforcing the lien to cover material and supplies before the 200 days and other language seems to suggest filing multiple liens on a larger project. Seems like it needs more explanation....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 6, 2022
Rhode Island
I have filed the lien paperwork through levelset my next step is to enforce the lien. What does that process entail and is it something you can help with? ...Read More
Antone Moniz IV
1 answerAdd commentMar 9, 2022
Rhode IslandMechanics Lien
A Landscaper put a lien on my house for $1,500.00 but only did a portion of the work. This work was done in 10/2020 and he didn’t file a lien til 8/2021 and never notified me. I am now trying to sell my house but I have this lien, how do I get it removed? The work was for $1,000.00 which I have in writing. What are my options? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 10, 2021
Rhode IslandConstruction ContractMechanics Lien
I originally agreed to pain afew Rooms and as the job went along he kept adding work and filighting me the whole time to do things properly the house is below grade and the 30 feet of sill plate and joists are rotted, the basement is full of mold and he was having 4 contractor's bid the job at once, now he will not answer my calls and is in possession of about 5000 in tools alone, I was licensed, 17399 but it ran out because I had a hourly job, and Rhode island has a class u have to take, I havea written estimate that he will deny ever seeing ...Read More
James Beaucage
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 26, 2021
Rhode IslandRecovery Options
I have a current customer that I did not file a notice to lien for. We are substantially complete but, have two progress bills left and we are getting push back from the owner. What is our recourse to file a notice to lien after the job has started?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 17, 2021
Rhode IslandConstruction Contract
I am not licensed, but I did repairs and improvements on a rental property for a landlord that I know on a personal level. I then moved into the rental space with my family (still making approved improvements) and after a year he is asking us to leave but has not paid us for the labor or the materials in full. Do we have a case for a mechanics lein to get compensated fairly for the work we completed on the property for the landlords benefit?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 23, 2021
Rhode IslandMechanics Lien
I'm a property owner. A general contractor did some work on my property. He didn't finish the project but claims I owe him money. According to the contract the final two final payments that haven't been payed should be payed after he finishing painting and electrical work and the final payment after final walk through. The painting and the electrical work is not finished and a final walk through never took place. Can he file a mechanics lien? Can he file a civil lawsuit to get compensation? If so, what is the statute of limitations on a civil lawsuit in this case? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 26, 2021
Rhode Island
Contractor agrees to accepting 450.00 in payment for overage charges under estimating quote/contract. How do I document with this payment he is paid in full...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 2, 2021
Rhode IslandCollectionsMechanics Lien
How long does a contractor have to file a lawsuit for non payment in RI ? We hired a contractor and in my view there was a breach of contract on his part. He didn't finish the job and we didn't pay the last two installments since he didn't finish. (We had already paid him about 3/4 of the total amount owed.) He thinks we owe him the money since he had his lawyer write a letter saying that we owed him the total amount. We responded to the lawyer and haven't heard from neither of them since. We would like to hire someone else to finish the job. So we are wondering if one option is to wait it out until he cannot file a civil lawsuit and what the statute of limitations are. We obviously don't want to run the risk of being sued and not being able to prove that the contractor didn't finish. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 7, 2021
Rhode IslandConstruction Contract
How do I remove a lein that eas applied anf how long is the removal process...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 16, 2021
Rhode Island
Hi we filed a lein on here. They contacted a lawyer and wanted to pay us only $3000 we declined sinces their payment was alittle over $7000. Now their lawyer says they will pay the full amount but just so lein can be removed since their project stopped. But they want to come after my company for ober $10000 from work being done wrong or property damage. We have pictures of all our work all work was done right and no property damage. Im unsure what our next step should be....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 14, 2021
Rhode IslandLawsuit
We are direct to the owner on this project. Please advise deadline to file mechanics lien in Rhode Island. ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 3, 2021
Rhode Island