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
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
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?
What is considered permanent improvement/mechanic lien protection? We have Service Calls and Preventative Maintenance works for one owner. All properties locate at DC. The invoices the owner owe us include monthly Preventative Maintenance Agreement Billings, and individual Service Calls. Can we file mechanic lien for the unpaid invoices? How to consider these invoices as jobs when filing mechanic lien? i.e. Can all the unpaid service call invoices and monthly Preventative Maintenance Agreement billings for one single property be considered as one job to file one lien?...Read More
We were trying to sub out a job and the subcontractor said he was gonna show up and complete and he never did then shows up for two hours we asked him for his new subcontractor forms(direct deposit, W9) and he leaves the property when we asked.. We agreed to pay him for the 2 hours worth of work for materials which he asked for, but then started threatening us for payment but this never gave us a W9, direct deposit or any other forms. I don’t even have an address.. He’s a huge SCAM we’re asking for his paperwork so we can send payment and he’s refusing.. SMH who does that!!! Crazy now he’s threatening to put a lien on a property that he didn’t complete any work on and we have no Photos for $600.00...Read More
In March 2018, the contractor sued me for non-payment through arbitration because we signed the home renovation loan's agreement that we are required to go through arbitration. In October 2018, we won the arbitration case against the contractor due to a lack of justification.
A few weeks ago, I asked the bank to close out the renovation loan but they ordered the final title in order to make sure if there are no liens on our property prior to proceeding with the close-out renovation loan.
The bank notified me immediately that there is still a lien on my property so I was shocked that the contractor placed the lien on my property in April 2018 without my knowledge.
The contractor never sent a copy of the notice of DC Mechanic's lien to me. I just received a copy of the termination letter from the contractor in April 2018. They never mentioned the lien on the letter. I talked with the American Arbitration Association Law Administrator if it is possible for them to fill out the release of lien since we won the arbitration case. Unfortunately, they cannot do that and suggest talking to my attorney about the lien.
How can you deal with the situation? What if they refuse to release the lien?