I purchased concrete from affordable concrete company and I have invoice from them showing payment made but the affordable concrete company got the concrete from another company called Texcon. Well I paid my connection to affordable concrete company and they did not pay Texcon. Now Texcon is coming after me for $800 bucks and threatening to put a lien on my property. What do I do?...Read More
We have paid $220,000 and still have $67,000 to go. The GC did not provide us the DISCLOSURE STATEMENT REQUIRED FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT. We did not know about Statutory Retainage and thus have not been withholding. How do I make up for this? I thought lien waivers up to this point from all subs and we would withhold 10% from this point forward. Or if will not provide lien waivers (pretty sure he will not) can we do 50% on the next 3 draws and 10% on each draw following... this would end with 10% of the contract price being retainage by the end of the build....Read More
My boyfriend hired guys to paint a house and do some woodwork.. this lady is accusing my boyfriend of things that are not true. Like saying that the paint is too thin and there are 2 shades of paint that is a shadow. The guys he hired did do a bad job on some woof work, but he offered to fix it. This lady might be taking him to court. I'm not sure why she has so much anger in her! But, she cussed him out! ...Read More
I recently pulled a permit in a Texas city, as an electrical sub-contractor. Two days from finishing the work for the entire project. my company was fired because my supply house delivered some equipment missing two critical components.
when notified the manufacturer explained that there had been a Covid-19 outbreak in Mexico where these components were currently being made and there was no date in the near future that manufacturing would continue.
I explained the situation and was told that i would be let go so he could save his ass from having to pay 1500 a day for going over the deadline.
now I'm out 12,000 for materials and labor and feel as if I was let go unfairly.
What is my course of action and do I have a course of action.
Something quick I'm drowning in debt and scraping by the skin on my teeth.
I want to file a lien and sue their asses off!...Read More
I am a home owner who hired a project manager to oversee the rebuild of my home damaged by fire. The project manager exceeded the contracted completion date and did not manage the flooring contractor and allowed engineering floor installation without proper floor prep and room acclimation, this resulted in clacking floor boards in uneven placed and curved boards that are popping up at the seam in certain areas of the floor. It was a bad install, plus my kitchen cabinets install was incomplete and one cabinet is damaged. I proposed to buy the contractor their final pay less the cost to replace flooring and complete the cabinet installation and other agreed upon credit. In addition I added the charges to complete the areas around the fireplace. He wants all final pay without adjustments for incomplete and faulty work. ...Read More
I am a subcontractor who has not been paid on several projects that we have past the normal deadline to send a registered letter to the contractor for the unpaid balance and also past the 15th day of the third month. Is there anything we can do to recover the balance we are owed?...Read More
On the lien template, it asks for labor/materials first delivered date. We wanted to clarify if this is date we ship products out or the date of confirmed delivery at customer’s location. The reason I ask is because our ERP currently is set up with a field to input product ship date but the delivery date is not easily accessible without manually pulling up packing slips and tracking confirmations to confirm exact delivery date. If it is necessary that we confirm delivery date, we will need more ERP development work and that is why we wanted to clarify the date needed or if we could use the ship date. And let’s say we enter a date that is a few days off from (ship or delivery date, whichever is the required date), will this put our lien rights at risk?...Read More
We received notice from a supplier stating that my contractor did not pay them and they intend to file a lien.
1. It's a homestead, no contract was filed with the county, both spouses did not sign
2. The notice is a month late and not in the proper format with the residential code portion in it
Would this supplier still be able to file a lien if I ignore their letter? Or should I inform them about filing an invalid lien?...Read More
We have a job that we completed part of the design for, but the project was suspended due to Covid. We sent a billing 3/31/20 at the request of the GC, but have not been paid yet. I never filed the Notice of Specially Fabricated Materials and Requests for Information because the project was suspended. Should I send one now to protect our lien rights, even though it's late?...Read More
When filing a preliminary notice to a general contractor by a sub of a subcontractor. Is it a requirement to have the contract amount of the sub of the subcontractor included on the Preliminary Notice?...Read More
I have started sending preliminary notices at the start of all my jobs in TX. Many of our jobs are service jobs, and a lot of these don't have retainage. If they do have retainage, I may not find out about it until much later, but I want to send the preliminary notice at the beginning. Is there any risk to listing a blanket "10%" retainage on each job, even if the amount might end up differing (e.g., be 0% or 5%) later on? We have a very high job volume and it's not feasible for me to go in and track/update the retainage each time. ...Read More