If there is a public project in VT that we are unable to file a lien on and the customer on the job refuses to provide a copy of the payment bond, what resources/databases are available to locate or find bonds?...Read More
I cleared the land for a federally and state funded solar panel system (commercial). I have not been paid for this job. I have several thousands of dollars tied up in equipment rental, labor and fuel...Read More
I did work as a plumbing subcontractor and have not been paid yet. Work was completed before the end of March 2020. I had no contact with the owner until recently when he asked me to produce invoices. He has paid the general contractor for his construction work but not met. I am trying to figure out if I should do a mechanic's lien. I am in Vermont. What does your service include? (I have read your material specific to Vermont on your website.) Would a mechanic's lien be better than small claims court? How to proceed?...Read More
In New York and Massachusetts construction is considered an essential business, even remodeling as it is "work necessary to render occupied residential buildings fully habitable".
And in Vermont the only building services permitted are those necessary for the "safety, sanitation and operations of residences"
This shuts my existing remodeling projects down on the spot, with homes that are partly torn apart in order to make upgrades. ...Read More
I started a lien on a property and then hired a lawyer to sue the other party. He has not been able to serve the other party and the property has been sold. What can I do to recover my money?...Read More
My husband did crop work for a farmer and we have never been paid. We told the farmer to get on his feet and than he could pay us. It has been five years and no attempt has been made to pay us. I sent a payment schedule and requested they start making payments and gave them 6 weeks to make the first payment. No response. I have called them and left A message to call us. No response. Should we file a lien?
We own 10.2 acres of property which a farmer adjacet to our property has a 7 acre easement to farm. We are not in "current use", so our tax rate on those 7 acres were legally supposed to be assigned to the farmer, not us. We purchased the property in 2010 and those taxes were included in OUR property tax bill. We were unfamiliar to this fact until it was brought to our attention. The farmer is now ready to sell his property. We went to the town to inquire as to why these taxes were not assigned to the farmer and not us, and they admitted to their oversight and are unwilling to take any responsibility. The town clerk asked why we didn't catch this oversight sooner. We said because we were unfamiliar with how it works for not in current use homeowners. The town will not take responsibility for returning the tax money to us in the amount of approximately $3,373.97 that we have paid over the 10 year period that we have owned this property.
I sent a certified letter to the property owner two weeks ago and have not recieved a response from him. He is due to close on the sale of his property very soon....Read More