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My GC says the work was not completed and he was paid already for portions of his contract but it was poorly done and he was passed his timeline and didnt finish the scope of work. The GC brought in other people to finish his work because he couldnt complete it. His contract was for 18k and he basically sent me a filled out lien form for 65k as a threat saying he will file with dc. I have never met this sub before and didnt know he existed until he called me this weekend. He sent me text saying either I pay him or he will submit the lien which feels like extortion ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 13, 2021
Washington DCMechanics Lien
My contractor has stopped working. What can I legally do short of filing a lawsuit?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 26, 2020
Washington DC
My 85 year old mother-in-law signed an agreement with a company to do repairs to her home after a fire. The terms of the agreement seem completely one sided to the company's favor. Here are a few examples: The "Total Contact Prices (excluding emergency services): $53,145.82 - subject to increase by supplemental" [all of which is handwritten by them] and not initialed. When asked who determines the scope of work in the supplemental - this is at their discretion solely. The insurance company is not paying out the full amount of the 'Supplemental'. We are told that she is now liable up to the amount of her policy insurance limit. The revised supplemental is $143,000. There are lots more of what she is required to do such as pay them or turn over any payment from the insurance company. The only term that pertains to them is the due date that states "shall substantially complete work by July 20, 2020". They say that due to COVID and to the insurance unwilling to pay, they cannot complete the work at this time and this term does not apply to them. They have not communicated anything in terms of the progress of the project or a potential date of completion or that there has been a delay. To date, they have completed approximately $11,000 in repairs from the $143K scope of work and permit fees, windows etc.... My mother-in-law has no recourse. She has no say over her house, over what is being done to her house; she has no control over the amount she will be required to pay....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 4, 2020
Washington DCConstruction Contract
Can a non-US first tier subcontractor working on a US-embassy project in Europe file a claim under the Miller Act or does the Miller Act only protect US-subcontractors? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 23, 2020
Washington DCBond Claims
please assist me i paid R50 000 for my car to be fixed and I am not happy for the condition my car is in, some parts of the car are missing and the car does not even move , please help me write a letter of complaint and what must i do? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 10, 2020
Washington DCConstruction Contract
GC's payment is late by over 90 days, Project has been completed....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 16, 2020
Washington DCMechanics LienRight to Lien
Our company did a job for a client that had damage to his apartment . This damage clean up was approved by his property manager that had got approval from there corporate office. The corporate office gave the customer a credit on his rent for his inconvenience and agreed to pay for the clean up to our company. When we gave the invoice to the customer to pay we found out he had taken the check that the corporate office sent him to pay us and had cashed it and spent the money . The customer claims he can not pay the invoice because he no longer has the money. How can I get paid for this job?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 23, 2020
Washington DCMechanics LienRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
Is there a deadline on a Mechanics Lien...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 17, 2020
Washington DCLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien
Can a mechanics lien be filed for an interior tenant build out project in DC?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 1, 2020
Washington DCMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienRight to Lien
Hi, We have a job in DC that we are very concerned with but we still have guys out there working to finish the installation... Can we file or do we need to wait until the job (our portion) is totally complete? Thanks, Ken...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentMar 26, 2020
Washington DCMechanics LienRight to Lien
We have a project in West Virginia, supply a lot of structural. I am concerned about payment....Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 17, 2019
Washington DCMechanics Lien
The 90 day mark is today. Is it possible to file the lien today?...Read More
By Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentFeb 19, 2020
Washington DCLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien
I invoiced a company for a $2000.00 progress payment for demolition, until the job starts. They say, they have the check ready to mail out but need/want me to sign a final affidavit and waiver form. I dont feel good about this document. Things can get hectic moving forward with a tricky owner I feel like I should confront the company about this waiver because its titled, "final affidavit and waiver", it vaguely states the time period, "and through the date there of", and has misleading context. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 11, 2019
Washington DCConstruction Contract
We need the landlord to fund the final installment of the tenant improvement allowance but in order to do so, we need to deliver final lien waivers from all contractors. The contractors are willing to deliver final lien waivers in advance of final payment but is that enforceable in Washington, DC? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentOct 10, 2019
Washington DCLien Waivers
hello, I would like to ask a question how the calculation will be performed for rate revision as a result of quantity increment of one pay item above the limit set in the contract (the rate revision satisfy the requirements). To make it clear, the increased quantity was rock excavation quantity of roadwork, so the contractor requests an increment of unit price for this pay item stating that cost of explosives are increased.can you help me, please??...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 30, 2019
Washington DCConstruction Contract