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The general contractor we are working for keeps telling me about my "paid when paid," agreement with them. I've been telling them that "paid when paid" is null when it comes to liens because I have 90 days from my final inspection to lien. My customer is not going to have paid me in full by the time 90 days is up. Do I still file a lien because my 90 days is up? They are making a payment this week but far from in full. Thanks ...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 12, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien
Contractors had 2 no call no shows. After the 1st no show we rescheduled and they did it again the 2nd time. After the 2nd time, we no longer had the window available for the project. We cited that they breached the contract by not showing up to do the work when we scheduled it. They are demanding a cancelation fee and threatening to take us to court. No money was exchange and the only approval is via email, "Looks good."...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 7, 2021
TennesseeConstruction Contract
I have worked three weeks on an apartment complex in Nashville the contractor is from out of state but when it was time to get paid the guy said everything I did had to be torn out and redone. The work was agreed to be done by price not hour. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 21, 2020
TennesseeMechanics Lien
I am with a GC finishing up a project in Nashville. I issued a Notice to Owner on 7/1, listing the original completion date of 10/9. Due to additional work, that date has been extended via owner change orders to 12/11. Our latest payment is delayed and want to ensure we are fully protected. If we needed to file a lien, are we covered with the notice filed or do I need to file an additional to cover the extra dates? ...Read More
By Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 8, 2020
Tennessee
This is a commercial project for the city of Memphis. My GC refuses to pay for damage that his subs did to my work, I am a specialty lighting fabricator. I sent him the bill and he refuses to pay. He admits to the damage but says that my price is arbitrary....Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 3, 2020
Tennessee
My GC on a commercial property for the City of Memphis refuses to pay for damage that his subs did to my work, I am a specialty lighting fabricator. I sent him the bill and he refuses to pay. He admits to the damage but says that my price is arbitrary....Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 3, 2020
Tennessee
how to get a mechanics lein...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 2, 2020
TennesseeMechanics Lien
I am a subcontractor working on a large City of Memphis project, my GC is Zellner Construction. I build Custom Sculptural Lighting. I agreed to supply matching plates to be welded to the I beams by Zellner's subs. My supplier cut the plates out of the wrong material, 14 gauge not 3/8 plate. This is a huge difference and the welders on site should know that was not to the engineer's specs. They welded them up, and then figured it out. Zellner wants me to pay for this error. My supplier admitted to their mistake and recut and delivered the plates. I do not think it is fair that I have to pay the full 1750. ...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 2, 2020
Tennessee
I am a subcontractor, Custom sculptural lighting, working on a City of Memphis Project, the GC is Zellner construction. Damage to my work occurred on site and the GC knew about the problem, but chose not to tell me. I hired a crew of 5 and a truck to complete my installation. I had to uninstall three rods, replace one whole down rod and straighten two others, resurface, and reinstall. This delayed my installation and cost me money in time and materials. The cost was 1000.00. The GC refuses to pay it. He is trying to force me to sign a paper that says Zellner does not owe me any money for the repairs. Zellner is holding over 10,000 for work completed and the repair money until I agree to their terms. ...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 2, 2020
Tennessee
I hired a big company contractor who started the job of raising my sinking foundation in 2015. There was defective workmanship from the start causing damage, due to bad engineering design with smartjacks. A new agreement was signed going forward to remedy the problem. In 2016 they stopped the work on the house after I paid in full. The job was incomplete and I didn't hear from them. I felt scammed and let years go by thinking I was defeated, until I discovered the 6 yr statute of limitations. I contacted them June 2020 seeking a resolution. They assured me the new foreman would take over and complete the job. They are still working, the house is still not level. The foreman has become hostile and there is likely more damage. They are incompetent or they are still scamming me. I want my $11,000 back....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 2, 2020
TennesseeConstruction Contract
I am a subcontractor on a multifamily development that has from day one had payment problems. They are now 90+ days and owe us nearly $300,000. Our contract allows us to walk off the job at 45 days and lien at 60 days. Neither of these consequences have mattered. The job is mostly at a stand still for weeks, other subs are unable to work waiting on us and the GC is asking if they pay the past due when will we return. Obviously, if they can't won't pay when we hold the cards, there is little hope of getting our retention once we complete the job. Is there a bond or course of action to protect us from future loss? We want to finish the project (we never haven't) but not as a charity. ...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 1, 2020
TennesseeCollectionsPayment Bond
Provided my home plans to a general contractor to build our new custom home. The GC provided a price estimate based on the materials take-off from our plans. We signed a contract based on the estimate. Construction has started and it was discovered the GC did not account for three windows. Now, they are increasing our cost to account for their mistake. Can they do this??...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 28, 2020
Tennessee
How do you apply a Contingency to a Schedule of Values application for payment?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 24, 2020
Tennessee
I believe that some DOT Officials and a Construction Firm and the company hired to inspect the work all collude to embellish the legitimate change orders and add some items that should not even be a part of the change order. How do I report this to the FHWA? I have some emails that support this line of thinking and the DOT Officials have tried to persuade me to retire by several avenues....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 17, 2020
TennesseeChange Orders