The levelset website states that "Notice of Right to Claim Lien" must be filed within 60 days of the first furnishing. The notice that we sent out was a "Notice to Owner". Do we have the right notice sent out on this project to preserve our right to lien in the state of WA?...Read More
hello, i have a person that did work for me who is not a licensed contractor and who just recently got her business license do some work for me prior to getting her license. she did the work with only a verbal agreement it be paid when i sell. everything was fine until she demanded i sell my house to a flipper i believe for less money than i would otherwise get or she will file a lean on me for $9,0000. can she really do that? will i be able to to dispute if she changes that 9k to 10k or 20k? seems unfair she can file what ever she wants for a few bucks and i have to pay thousands to disput it...Read More
In a cost plus agreement cost over runs are exceeding estimate and some materials are delayed for bathroom renovations. As a result the client has decided not to proceed with further demolition of the kitchen as well, and is refusing to pay an invoice for management, planning and ordering....Read More
Hello - On a cost-plus contract, what is the best way to handle Owner changes that affect time and efficiency? Some changes can delay the project by months, hurting our ability to work on other projects. Other changes may involve a great deal of GC time coordinating with subs, even though the total project cost may not increase (therefore, no additional cost-plus profits). Thank you!...Read More
Cars, vans and trucks involved in building the house are constantly blocking my driveway and access to the road. I have made several attempts to communicate with the contractor about this problem. How do I seek injunctive relief for a repeat offender who blocks your driveway? ...Read More
I have written multiple emails to the contractor requesting they give us advanced notice when the road is planned to be blocked due to a panic and anxiety disorder and have received no replies.
Cars, vans and trucks involved in a new building construction on my block are constantly blocking my driveway. I have made several attempts to communicate with the contractor about this problem. I have a panic disorder and anxiety and every time it happens, it causes a panic attack. 10 minutes is enough to delay emergency response and cost somebody’s life. I’ve requested they give us advanced notice when they have work scheduled so we can park below the construction and plan ahead and they won’t. No one replies and the problem continues. I’ve reported it to the city. I call the police and parking enforcement. What else can I do? Do I need an attorney? Can I take them to small claims court for emotional distress and mental anguish? How much do I sue for?
I live with my mother. I hired a company to build a ADA shower that did not turn out the way I intended. (I asked for a rain shower overhead, in addition to a traditional shower head as I wanted my mother to have hot water on both her front and back. When I turn both on at the same time, the water pressure drops to a fine spray on main shower head ) I believe it could be remedied by having each on their own piping and valve...as other contractors had suggested and because when the sink faucet is turned on, which is seperate, their is great pressure out of the main shower head, but when the rain shower is turned on in addtion, is when the pressure drops. Company states it cant be remedied. I just think they do not want to have to pull the walls down and re due it. I will get second opinion and try to negotiate a stiff reduction in price to pay for someone else to re due it...but can this company put a lien on my mothers house? The contract was in my name and I hire them..I live with her and house is soley in her name...Read More
I would like to know what your thoughts are on my matter at hand in which i was promised a property to be sold go me that was in need of many things such as renovation. I have put in roughly 6 months of renovation and other property improvement work by myself with no help. The owner offered to sell the house to me if i got rid of the other people that were terrorizing the neighborhood and could afford the down payment of 30 to 40 grand and 845 a month rent to own for 5 years or 80 grand up front. The owner was in danger of having the house taken by the city of Spokane for being a chronic nuisance. I had secured the property with the fences i built and the security system i instslled along with the power outside and inside the house. I have installed and repaired the masonry work on the property such as with preparing walkways and steps in resurfacing the basement masonry floor and walls. I have installed new electrical lines throughout the property and upgraded the existing electrical system for power outlets and lighting. I remodeled the house installed new floors and restored the original hardwood floors and patched up holes and painted the inside and outside of the house and the house for water damage caused by others and you fix plumbing damaged by other people and began the process of putting in an egress in to the basement. Now that all the work is nearly complete and i have had the means to purchase the house at the agreed upon price. The owner asked for 125 grand and acted like the previous agreement was never made. I then told her i could still purchase the house at 125 grand and have been waiting for the paperwork. Now she wants upwards of 200 grand and even though i was promised payment if the house was not sold to me in a text message a while back. I asked to be compensated multiple times and am now being ignored. Apparently, it turns out that she had been trying to get the work i did done for years and now plans on selling the house soon while she can make a big profit off of the work i did....Read More
Clarification please re: Mechanics/Construction Lien. State of WA states for repair, remodel or alteration of owner-occupied principal residence, a subcontractor can only claim that portion of the contract price not yet paid to the prime contractor even though the contractor did not pay the sub. For new construction subcontractor can lien for all. Is this correct? Thank you....Read More
My business (based in Washington State) is being requested, by a local City Agency, to provide a Payment Bond and a Performance Bond for window cleaning services. I do not know what these Bonds are, what function they perform, how to get them, or the cost associated with them. Help is appreciated....Read More