Tennessee Legal Questions

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Have contractor take money and not finish job. what was done was poor workmanship and has to be completely redone. He has been charged with this in July 2020 and can't start probation because of being on probation in Sullivan county...Read More
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I am a property owner who paid a contractor $32,000 for rehab/renovation on a residential home for rental. We only had a verbal contract as he was a family friend and I have copies of the checks written to him. However, I discovered on visiting the work site that a stop work order had been placed and the construction permit revoked due to multiple code violations and refusal to comply by the contractor. I learned from the E Ridge city code enforcement office that the contractor's license had expired in 07/2019 over a year prior to the construction. As the owner I did not grant approval or sign any agreements with any sub-contractors. (A) Am I liable to any mechanics liens? (B) Am I able to recover any of my money from the primary contractor if that contractor is in bankruptcy? (C) How do I properly terminate his services and protect my LLC from him any further demands for payment?...Read More
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how can i do the lien release...Read More
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I just had a brief chat with Bryan. He suggested a site for me to refer. The screens flipped too soon for me to access the info. The site is for help getting repaid from deceased sister and brother-in-law estate. Can you help?...Read More
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I was in a relationship with a mater mechanic he fixed my vehicle, we broke up. There was no talking of payment because we lived together and the money came from our joint account. Does he have the right to file a mechanic lien to take my vehicle?...Read More
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I purchased property at 4030 highland lane it is on the same deed as 4032 highland lane. Paid with a cashier check in full for 4030 highland lane.she was to separate the 2 property’s and give me a clear deed that was in 3/8/2020 she has not given me my deed or my money back . She refused to do either. How do I get my property or my money back ? I keep getting the runaround from everyone. Thanks ...Read More
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Paid for a mobile home and fixed it up and now the owner doesn’t want to give me a deed for tn he property I paid with a cashier check . What can I do.can I put a mechanics lien on the property....Read More
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I am a sub contractor in Cookeville Tn. I dont have a contractors license however a licensed contractor hired me to do a trim job in a residential home new construction. I have been paid $7,875 dollars on a $10,500 job. I am requesting final payment due amount of $2,625. The final invoice was sent in on 9-8-20 the job was completely finished on 9-28-20. I was advised by the company to send in an early final payment notice thats why it was sent in on the 8th. However I have received no final payment and can get virtually no communication from the owner to pay his bill. He supposed to mail me a check and nothing has came. I guess my question is 1 do I even have a case to file a lien and 2 I do have a valid business liscense but not a contractors liscense and does that make a difference if I don't. Thank you for your time....Read More
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I am a new president of our condo association and I found that several of the owners in the association are delinquent in their monthly fees to the association. I need to know what steps in Tennessee should be followed to begin a lien on the property to secure our past due fees. Some members just apparently pay no attention to our by laws and ignore the fees. It is placing our association in a financial position that isn't healthy. Where do I begin to try and collect the fees?...Read More
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If I was verbally asked to take a motorized machine to my place of resident/shop to fix or an engine to be rebuilt and then have money invested in these projects and now the guy does not want to pay me for them he does not want me to work for him after I have already invest Hours in labor and money in parts I am unlicensed just now trying to start a business what can I do I still have the customers equipment...Read More
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Our Client gave us a check with with non-matching numbers and words as we deposit many checks at once this was over looked and $2200, was deposited into our account. I brought this issue up to our bank to have it corrected and the money returned as it was not done correctly. However, the client put a stop payment on the second check he wrote to us, client still owes us roughly $1500 for the job and now we have a fee $410 fee for the stop payment. He claims he left the number amount out and we intentionally put $2000 on his check, this is simply not true. My biggest concern now is what are the potential pitfalls we could suffer due to this and how should we prepare ourselves for possible legal actions. ...Read More
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I had a complaint of unlicensed activity in the construction field...Read More
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Can a contractor just place a lien on a private property without notice from an attorney or any other information? Does the contractor have to have a contract for jobs over $1000 or can any amount be verbal ? ...Read More
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I work as a sub contractor for a sub contractor. I have not been paid for the work I have done. I started the job getting paid by the job and half way through the job the sub contractor I was working for put me on payroll. Still haven’t been paid....Read More
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Are Tennessee Private homebuilders Residential required to have a GC license for doing additions or construction projects on property the property over 25000.00? Are GC/ Private Residential Homebuilders required to have Bond and Insurance to do single residential construction projects over $25000.00 ? Are okHomebuilders allowed to take deposits in excess of 40000.00 if they do not carry a GC Contractors license, Surety Bond or Insurance? Can a homebuilder place a lien on home if they do not carry these credentials in Tennessee? And walk off job that is still not complete after ten years...Read More
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