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We have a lien going on, the customer signed and agreed the terms and conditions in our estimate. The terms and conditions says in there that if for any reason we have to file a lien or we have to hire attorney the outstanding amount will be added attorney fees and a percentage of interest per day and balance. The customer already hired a lawyer and he contacted me, and he say we can't do that even if she signed the terms. im not sure if thats true or not i need to have a better knowledge about this...District of Columbia (DC)...Read More
Kenia Flores
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 14, 2021
Washington DC
What happens if there is no written clause regarding breach of contract for example to complete the construction on a certain date? What happens if there is no indemnity clause? Can the aggrieved party still claim indemnity?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 8, 2021
Washington DCConstruction Contract
how do key performance indicators (KPIs) requested by the client may be used on the development by the principal contractor to ensure high performance standards are achieved for successful project delivery....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 7, 2021
Washington DCConstruction Contract
Precast panels are being installed without owners approval, they are also damaged. A mockup of the Precast Panels are also required by the contract specifications for review as per specification section Exterior Stone Cladding 044200.F.1. Mockups are also required prior to starting corresponding work, fabrication or construction as per Quality Requirements 041000.K.L. Installation of the precast panels continue and the CM team has not received a date of when the mockup will be ready for review. This construction activity is not in compliance with the contract specifications and is at the full risk of Forrester Construction. Contractor proceed to do the installation without the Mockups. The Court told them to provide the Mockups and remove all damaged panels. He is claiming that will fix them after the job is finished. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 19, 2021
Washington DCBond ClaimsPreliminary Notice
Already placed a mechanic lien, I understand I. have 180 days before mechanic lien expires, I would like to sue the home owner before the mechanic lien expires...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 23, 2021
Washington DC
Is there any specific amount or percentage to be paid as mobilization cost?....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 16, 2021
Washington DC
I hired a contractor to do my house renovation. He committed a gross technical negligence. He promised to rectify. Now he is saying he might or might not rectify it because its not in contract. He gave substandard work on plastering works hiring his casual workers to handle this specialised job. There are deep long cracks on plastering works now and he claims thats normal. He is aggressive and reacts with hostility when i ask him work site related work. Twice he wrote via sms asking me to terminate his contract. He didn't ask for extension of time despite expiry of completion date. Kept me in dark on completion date. His verbal promises are forgotten and he looks into the loopholes of the contract to deceive me after 6 months into contract. Help me!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 14, 2021
Washington DC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 23, 2020
Washington DCMechanics LienRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
Is there a deadline on a Mechanics Lien...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 17, 2020
Washington DCLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien