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The project owner (developer) is about to sell the project to a builder, and we want to ensure we are paid final. We have submitted a notice to project's lender, but do we also need to file a lien? ...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 22, 2021
WashingtonLien Priority
Hello! We filed a lien in WA State on a property. The property owner is now ready to pay. They have asked for a waiver and release. It seems like I can do a waiver for the amount due and then when we receive payment I can file the cancellation of the lien with the county, correct? Thank you!...Read More
By Anonymous Material Supplier
2 answersAdd commentJan 20, 2021
Washington
I'm out of pocket a great deal. There forman told my guys what to do after I instructed him not to and told my guys not too. Cutting power supply feeders to a different space and vender in the mall. Its been over 3 months and I want paid. They wont acknowledge extras. I have a sub who is involved also, both contractors are out of texas. But the work was here in Bellvue. How much to obtain counsel and deal with this?...Read More
By Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 21, 2021
Washington
Thus far, we have only sent pre-lien notices to the taxpayer of each property. However, my understanding from reading another WA state construction lawyer blog is that we should be sending the notice to both the property owner and the prime contractor. Additionally, upon receipt of full payment, we're meant to send a lien release to both parties. Is this the case?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 21, 2021
WashingtonPreliminary Notice
I am a homeowner that just got word the general contractor and the job is filing for bankruptcy I have documented that I paid him $15,000 and nothings been done the job...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 20, 2021
Washington
I need to remove this lean , how ????...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 19, 2021
Washington
I need remove lean from the Cheban inc. But I could not find it ? It is around $40000 Could you help me find it , I need to remove please Bdesignmg@gmail.com ...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 19, 2021
Washington
I'm a material supplier and missed a deadline for a notice and am not getting paid. Do I have any recourse....Read More
By Anonymous Material Supplier
3 answersAdd commentJan 15, 2021
WashingtonMechanics Lien
I'm a treasurer for an association. We have dues each year for roads, shower house, and headquarters, etc. what should we do before we put a lien on there property and what forms should we use. the county charges 103.50 for the lien and to remove it....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 17, 2021
Washington
I was reading the article you wrote on September 18, 2020 about the pending payments from Microsoft to the general contractor DPR started in May 2018 ended in March 2020. Do you know if the general contractor DPR has already received payment from Microsoft on the pending claim to pay the subcontractors it hired?. i was working from september 2018 to march 2019 with subcontractors called TEXWEST CONSTRUCTOR INC. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 13, 2021
Washington
We are a GC on a private project in Washington state. One of our subcontractors completed their scope of work and were paid everything but retention. On the punch walk, the owners and their inspectors rejected the work from our subcontractor and are now requiring a complete replacement of the work, at a cost that is well over the remaining unpaid balance to the subcontractor. The subcontractor is unable and/or unwilling to complete the work. What are our options?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 8, 2021
WashingtonDefects
I started a project and was paid 50% to start and we agreed both on writing and messages that the other 50% would be due when project was done . This was done with the homeowners. We finished the project and the contractor said he needed couple weeks to pay us because he was broke. He gave us $3,000 of the remaining $8,250 we are owed, it’s been 2 days since that happened, he didn’t give us a receipt or paper with how much left he owes us , the homeowners apologized and said the other half was the contractors responsibility, so we are in a bind . I have workers to pay and can not wait . Can I sue both the homeowners and contractor? Or just the contractor....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 11, 2021
Washington
I've sent the lien once, and they sent it back. We just resent it recently, and to the EWU dorm building as well, where the work was done. These guys are really slippery, and sneaky. They lie through their teeth. I'm in Idaho, but the project was in Washington. Can I take their bond, for $12,000?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 6, 2021
Washington
I am a material supplier and started supplying materials to a general contractor/owner. They did not give us much information in the beginning in order to properly set up an account, but in researching we found we have actually been placing orders through the owner of a Washington apartment complex investment company. Partway through the project he gave us a business name, other than what we had. This business is a valid contractor, we changed the account name so future bills would show appropriately. The owner investment company is registered with the name of the individual we have been placing orders through. The contractor business he gave partway through the project is under a different name, but in researching there are similar addresses connecting the two (strange though is that DOR website and L&I have different addresses for each). We have now sent a notice to lien and it looks like we may need to file a lien, but with all these account changes I am worried about how strong our case will be with a lien. I should also note I didn't file a pre lien notice until just before sending intent to lien notice so one of my invoices they own on isn't covered (although I believe with the fact that we have been placing the orders with the owner of the property we may still be covered). I imagine this will be a difficult case, but hoping to get some insight....Read More
By Anonymous Material Supplier
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 7, 2021
Washington
Our contractor walked off for what he says is non payment. When in fact he was paid a lot of money. Now here’s the catch. One of his employees did a lot of work on our house that he should not have. He “ installed “ our brand new flooring wrong. He also took four days to paint five cabinets. The flooring had to be completely ripped up because he never finished the sub flooring and it was buckling. In the process of ripping it up they ruined it. He also put up a lot of drywall that all had to be completely ripped out and redone. Now we had paid for all the materials and for all the time that was worked even though we were not happy with the quality of the work. We confronted our contractor who said he would fix the flooring and all the other things that were done incorrectly. But once the contractor finally showed up and saw all the damage. He wanted five thousand dollars for the work he did . He walked in on the Thursday the week before Christmas and wanted the money right then. When we told him that we would give him three thousand now, but we wanted a complete breakdown of all the hours, who worked when and what they did. He packed up his tools and said he wouldn’t work anymore because we were not paying him. He even showed up at our insurance company office demanding they pay him. Since he walked off we have had a chance to really look at the work he did, which is terrible. Nothing is level or plum. Many of the cabinets are damaged, there are screws coming thru the side destroying the countertop and many many more problems. Just to replace the flooring is going to cost us another four grand. Out toilet is in our backyard,we have no shower, our kitchen is unusable. And that’s just the start of what is wrong. Can you please advise us of our rights and what we should do....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 27, 2020
WashingtonPayment Disputes