Your map indicates that supplier to supplier liens are likely in North Carolina. Is that the case when it involves a WI. manufacturer to S.C. supplier to private owner in NC. The manufacturer would have lien rights to the real property in N.C. ??...Read More
We own a property in South Carolina that was a former big box (170KSF) retailer. We redeveloped the building for a large, single-floor office use. A portion of the exterior wall was rebuilt since it occurred where a former auto-repair use had been located. The architectural drawings do not include any waterproofing (sealing of densglass or EIFS to slab or flashing) for the walls built in this area. During a heavy rain, water is entering the building in these areas.
When the GC was challenged as to the cause of the issue, they identified it as I have described above and also said those waterproofing methods would be "typical of these systems." We don't have real experience with latent defects (fortunately) but I'm not quite sure how to triage this one.
Is it the architect's responsibility for an insufficient design? Or the GC's since they seemed to know it was atypical and perhaps should have questioned it? Or both?
Then, depending on this, where does the responsibility for the repair cost fall? If the architect had designed it correctly, we would have paid for the additional (albeit minimal) cost to construct but now the cost to repair will be much more.
Before I start the conversation with my partners on the issue, I would like to be armed with information on how to proceed. Your assistance with this will be very appreciated....Read More
I have a customer who is past due . We still show we have product to provide for the project however, since the customer is past due on payment on this project , we are not giving any more product, until he pays. I guess during this time the customer could go somewhere else and buy. Do I leave the last product provided open or do I go ahead and list the date as of right now that has been the last date provided, even though there is more product, he just cannot get it right now. My lien date is coming up asap if i have to put the last date as of right now. This is a project in SC so any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks...Read More
I hired a company to do concrete work, They did not finish the job and said they would refund my money but have not paid me my money. It's been over a month. I have all the text messages and emails, also a voicemail from them....Read More
My company is a General Contractor providing development and engineering services to four projects of a solar developer located in different counties of South Carolina. The developer holds each of those sites under option at this point and we have provided various services including land assessment, engineering, environmental assessment etc but no physical labor. I have tried sending out a notice of intent to lien to the developer for each of these projects, but Levelset shows that no product is available for that. I'm not sure why it shows like that or if there is a different document that I need to send to the developer to recover my dues. Please advise....Read More
I had a contractor do some work. I was given a quote for the work. I was given two separate itemized invoices prior to completion. Which I paid in full. At the end of the project I questions why the trim was not put on the columns and was told that was not included in the quote. But the addl work was done without my consent and other items which I paid for were not done. I now need to dispute the mechanics lien how is the best way to fight this?...Read More
I am a contractor who had to file a mechanic's lien through Levelset due to not receiving payment for a residential project I completed. I finished the paperwork through Levelset in November 2022. I received an email from someone stating that my lien will expire after 1 year, is this true?...Read More
We filed a lien on a project back in Nov 2022 and the GC wants to make a partial payment on the balance owed. Can I take this or is that putting me at risk to not get paid for the remaining balance?...Read More
We have a client that wants to purchase $18k worth of cameras to install in an existing building – this is not a new-build. We would like to place a lien on the building. The project is a commercial job, we have not provided the cameras, we are the wholesaler providing the camera materials to install the cameras and do not have direct contact with the job....Read More
Reviewing a potential contract and the General Contractor wants the sole right to select the venue. In case of a dispute, would the jurisdiction be the General Contractor's location (Maryland), the jobsite we are working on (North Carolina) or our location (South Carolina). We are a subcontractor. ...Read More
I am forming a roofing company and was planning to subcontract some work. I was looking into the bonding process and was told with the surety bond I was looking at I would not be able to subcontract anything out. I am curious to see what kind of bond or different licensing I would need to be able to subcontract work out and still be legal....Read More