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We hired a contractor to pour our concrete slab. He came to see the site, received a copy of the site plan and specs relating to the slab. Later [same weekend], he texted me a price of 17000 [and listed various things it included such as machine rental, skid steer, labor, etc.]. I even met with both him and the steel building contractor who would be erecting the building just 2 weeks later after we agreed to hire him. This was in June, in the end of September, the job was finally finished [not due to our delays, but his]. At no time during this entire 3 month period did he attempt to tell us that he needed to renegotiate the agreed upon amount or that it would be higher. He was billing on a monthly basis, which we paid quickly. I was keeping track of the bill totals. His one email about any specific money amount was to ask us to send a check for 11,000 for the concrete. His final bill was $4700 more than what we agreed to pay [including a price of 12,600 for concrete and he listed the 11,000 as a prepayment with no explanation of why he was billing us 1600 more than he told us it would be. Once I emailed him and said we never agreed to a new 27.6% increased amount, he made all kinds of excuses. Our site plan never changed, the slab he poured is the exact same size as was made available by the steel building manufacturer. Instead of pouring the entire slab in a single pour, he insisted in making the porch into a separate pour, later, that was his excuse for part of the increased amount [which is confusing, how can it cost more to pour on a different day]. In addition, one of his reasons to pour the porch separate was so he could re-use the forms from the larger section of the slab, yet in his final bill, he charged us again for form material. I have documentation of all of these amounts [in both texts and emails]. We have paid him in total the 17,000 we originally agreed to. My question is if he attempts to file a mechanics lien, would it stand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien
We hired a contractor to pour our concrete slab. He came to see the site, received a copy of the site plan and specs relating to the slab. Later, he texted me a price. I even met with both him and the steel building contractor who would be erecting the building just 2 weeks after the price. This was in June, in the end of September, the job was finally finished [not due to our delays, but his]. At no time during this entire 3 month period did he attempt to tell us that he needed to renegotiate the agreed upon amount or that it would be higher. He was billing on a monthly basis, which we paid quickly. I was keeping track of the bill totals. His final bill was $4700 more than what we agreed to pay. Once I emailed him and said we never agreed to a new amount, he made all kinds of excuses. I have documentation of all of these amounts [in both texts and emails]. My question is if he attempts to file a mechanics lien, would it stand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien
I'm a Prime contractor on a Residential Remodel. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 18, 2021
Tennessee
Our company has worked with one GC on two different projects. One project was an outdoor project in which the GC demanded that we use a material that we knew was unsuitable for outdoor use and advised them against it because we knew there would be future issues. We have gone back on 3 occasions to fix this project but still, more work is needed long-term due to their misstep. We simultaneously completed a second project with the same GC, to the homeowner's satisfaction and now the GC is withholding payment for the completed job until we repair the other project. We have assured the GC that we would happily assist with the other project once we receive payment for the job we completed but they are still refusing to pay us. Do we have any recourse in the situation? Please note that a preliminary notice was not sent. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 18, 2021
TennesseeCollectionsMechanics Lien
GC seems to be holding money tied to their internal check run dates. How soon should we be paid, as a subcontractor? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 14, 2021
Tennessee
This is for a job in Tennessee. We are a supplier on a commercial job. I sent our notice of non payment but the system is telling me my deadline was 9/16/21. Our invoice does show 6/18/21. Based on this can I still file a lien on this? ...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentOct 4, 2021
Tennessee
I filled a construction Lein on a property and now the property is in foreclosure. Will my lei. Be satisfied?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 3, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien
I am a roofing contractor and want to make sure I have not missed any deadlines....Read More
Anne Andrews
1 answerAdd commentSep 23, 2021
Tennessee
I am custom building a home. The lumber allowance for framing in the contract was $115,000. I just got an email from my builder that, due to lumber costs increases, the actual cost came in $65,000 more than the allowance. The house is already framed. He did not come to me first to inquire if I wanted him to go ahead and purchase the materials given the high increase in costs. He did not give me the opportunity to make a decision as to whether or not I wanted to pause the building process until lumber was more reasonably priced. Now he is telling me I am fully responsible for the additional $65,000 which is a 56% increase over what is in the contract. Do I have any recourse here or do I have to eat this kind of added charge? It's a huge amount of money I was not expecting to spend....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 26, 2021
TennesseeConstruction Accounting
the lien Cancellation is still showing pending mailing the form to the owner. can we mail prior to the 11/24/21 date.. The customer is requesting the letter update. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 23, 2021
Tennessee
Im getting ready to start a project in Tennesee not sure of the correct forms and process for this state?...Read More
Victor Ringot
1 answerAdd commentSep 15, 2021
Tennessee
I worked for a bar on and off for four years. I always wrote down when I started and stopped, took break, ran errand. I was not paid mileage for errands. After 4 years of this I got sick of it because I always worked more hours than I was paid. It turns out I received $1.38 per hour based on what the boss gave me versus the hours I worked. The owner now has a buyer and I want to file a lien to ensure payment due me. what do I do? ...Read More
Christine Hendon
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 20, 2021
Tennessee
I have a mechanics lien that was filed on June 29, 2021. The deadline to enforce date is quickly approaching. What are next steps to ensure payment? What is process to ensure lien was filed properly and valid with county? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 15, 2021
TennesseeLien ForeclosureNotice of Intent to Lien
If I am using only third party contractors in TN in Hamilton county for flooring installation do I personally need a “Home Imlrovement License”...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 14, 2021
TennesseeLicenses
I am an owner designee on a residential project that is vacant and approximately 60% finished. Was on the job 8 weeks and departed due to non-payment. ...Read More
Anonymous Owner Designee
1 answerAdd commentSep 10, 2021
Tennessee