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We have a joint check agreement in place. Payment has been made to Subcontractor and Supplier. What amount does the Subcontractor list on the Unconditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment? Full amount of payment requested or amount received after Suppliers joint check has been issued? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 1, 2021
Texas
I paid a company to build a pond for me. This company however has not paid the people whom the lease the equipment from and hence the equipment folks are threatening to place a lien on my property. Can they do that? I’ve met my contractual obligations....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJul 14, 2020
TexasLien on Funds
I contracted a roof replacement, metal carport, wooden deck, and gutters. The homeowners are not satisfied with the work, though I have had each trade repaired or redone and made many attempts to discount and/or redo all the minor complaints they have. They seem to not be able to satisfy. Before work was started, I had homeowner sign a contract, one page included 5% retainage rights. The homeowner is holding the remaining 50% of the funds owed instead, and some of my guys working there have heard him say he doesn’t plan on paying it at all. He is married and the wife lives there too, but I did not get her signature on any of the paperwork. Can I still file a lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJul 31, 2020
TexasLien on Funds
What is the next step after you send a letter to intend to file a lien?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 1, 2021
TexasLien on Funds
The company that is manufacturing my steel building (not building it just suppling the steel framing) wants paid in full before they will deliver all the steel. Does the Texas retainage law apply to the steel manufacturing company. They are not the contractors just the steel supplier. And we have had problem after problem with things not being correct. Hoping law applies. Thank you Duane...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 1, 2021
Texas
I completed a job and there were items missed or incorrect on the insurance estimate. I supplemented with pictures, codes and documentation. The insurance carrier flat out ignored most of it and paid only a small portion. The home owner is not cooperating at all and the adjuster was not responding. So I composed an email and sent to everyone outlining the deficiencies and that if insurance doesnt cover it the home owner will be liable or a lien will be placed on said property and also stated is a violation of state insurance laws to make a profit from an insurance claim. I have been told this from numerous sources but of course this did not sit well with the insurance company or the home owner and now I am being threatened....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 21, 2021
Texas
I am a subcontractor that did work for a company, I have 2 unpaid invoices and on one of them we missed the deadline to file the lien. what can I do?...Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentFeb 26, 2021
Texas
Hi i moved into a property that i was told needed some work but that it was very minimal.When i moved in with time i found out the whole roof was needing to be replaced and alot of the structure was infested with termites.I explained this to the owner who stated he didnt have insurance so he was going to sell the property to me instead.Well 7 months in he decides he wants the remaining balance in one lump sum i ckearly didnt have it.i inly owed $6,000 to own the place.Long dtory short he decided to back out and is trying to evict me after i have done over 10,000 in work to the place.Should i file a lean?He used me to just fix the place then try to sell it for more and kick me out after i put all my money into the place....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentJan 29, 2021
TexasLien PriorityMechanics LienRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
I'm a Subcontractor on a small commercial project for TxDot. They specified a special order product that had to be paid for prior to production, non-returnable/non-cancellable. I paid for it, with the GC's confirmation that the December billing would be accepted so I could get reimbursed in following month. In mid-January, he tells me that TxDot will only accept billing for materials ON the jobsite. The young GC didn't explain to TxDot the specialty of the material and billing. A special order/prepaid custom material even when not on the jobsite is still viewed as material on the job. Now I am going into 65+ days of nonpayment for December billing. Am I correct/justified in filing the NOI?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 25, 2021
Texas
We are a subcontractor (HVAC Company) , we mainly work for residential new construction ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentFeb 24, 2021
TexasLien Deadlines
A lien was filed 5 months ago and we now have received the payment, but my VP is requesting that I ask te customer to pay the cost to release the lien. Is that legal to ask them to pay? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 27, 2021
Texas
I filed a lien on 2/10, I see on my account that the lien's copies where delivered last week, but as of today non of the involved parties had reach out to me, can I contact them to keep asking for our payment?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 24, 2021
Texas
I currently owe ~$150,000 to vendors, creditors & collection agencies for work I've completed at various properties that I've been unable to collect payments on totaling ~$750,000. I have filed mechanics liens on all properties in which I'm owed this money as evidenced here in Level Set. What are my options, and/or what can I do?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 24, 2021
Texas
We are a contracting company (not construction, more field data acquisition and technical services, but the situation still applies) that generally charge Lump Sum. Our clients almost always also want a "daily rate" stated as well even though we are biding as Lump Sum. On longer jobs (over a week or two) it sometimes becomes apparent that we can complete the work in a shorter amount of time, maybe a day or two earlier, usually due to favourable conditions. We are then faced with a client that is expecting us to charge less because we finished early. This forces us into an unfair situation where we are either expected to make less money for doing our job more efficiently or make sure we use up the whole time we anticipated. In these situations, we generally opt to acquire slower so that we will take the entire anticipated time in the end. Is this a reasonable thing to do? How can we change our contracts to protect our interests if we might end up finishing early? Thanks!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentFeb 24, 2021
TexasPayment Disputes
Referance no. 4262190, 4262191 My company name is 3in1 tj construction. The company did not pay because the equipment was rented under the company name. But I got a notice. At the time of construction, I didn't even need to rent such equipment, I don't know what kind of company I hired, I didn't even have to hire. I've been calling There is no file for our company. And we never hired a company like that. Can you find out more? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 3, 2021
TexasMonthly Notice