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We were hired directly by a public school and we went to send a preliminary notice and found out that's not possible since we're technically the GC in this situation. We just want to make sure that we're not going to miss any timelines in case getting payment becomes a problem later on. Is there anything we should do to ensure payment?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentJul 11, 2018
WisconsinPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
Hello, We filed a lien through you for Kimberly Aguilar and she is now selling her home and the title company is asking for a payoff letter for the property. The letter has to show the balance along with any interest that may have been charged. It needs to state who the check needs to be payable too and where to mail the check. And lift the judgment on the house once we receive payment. Can you help us with this?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 20, 2020
WisconsinLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
We are a manufacturer of industrial and commercial lighting in California. We sold to a distributor who intern sold and worked with an electrical contractor for a project for a city in Wisconsin. The contactor has several claims for issues for which they are blaming on us. In our opinion these claims are groundless. Thus, the electrical contractor is withholding money from the distributor (our customer) and our customer cannot pay us. Our invoice date is 11/17/2021. Question is regarding our rights to file a lien to get payment and how to go about doing this....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 4, 2022
I'm having problems with a General Contractor. I am owed retainage and they are not paying. What should I do?...Read More
Stacy Ludwigson
1 answerAdd commentNov 2, 2022
I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan but work for a small construction company in Wisconsin. I'm a foreman. Wisconsin deems construction essential however Michigan didn't specify during the shelter-in-place ruling. Can I still go to work? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 21, 2020
I am a subcontractor providing manufactured casework and architectural millwork for a new veterinary hospital in Wisconsin. In August, after the architect/GC approved shop drawings, the owner requested many scope changes. We submitted the cost impact of those changes as a change order request a couple weeks later. Those changes were followed by revised shop drawings including the new scope, and those drawings were subsequently approved. Since that time, the owner has asked several rounds of questions about the costs, but also revised their request to reduce total cost...acknowledging that their actions had cost implications. The job went into production in November, without an approved change order. At the GC's direction, we were asked to meet the schedule and that the customer was committed to the expanded scope and that they would approve the change order. After many promises to issue the change order, we still do not have that in place. The PM recently expressed concern about whether they would even get paid, but still said he would send the change order. Now the job is nearing an end and the absence of that document prevents me from sending an invoice for the total scope. Last week I met with the leadership of the GC and had a very friendly and professional conversation about the issue. I think they were quite concerned that their PM didn't resolve this over the last five months and said they would investigate...though stopped short of promising to resolve to proper satisfaction. The real question is whether or not I can use the process leading up to a Mechanic's Lien? There isn't an actual contractual obligation to pay me without the change order. So can I use a Demand for Payment letter? And can that be followed by a Notice of Intent to file a lien, with the Mechanic's lien to follow if necessary? If not, what other tools do I have for remedy if the owner continues to stonewall the GC?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 7, 2020
WisconsinChange OrdersMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
I was on a job and a coworkee told me a year or so later he was getting wage scale for this job and i was on the same job working for the same contractor and did not receive wage scale?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 3, 2020
WisconsinConstruction AccountingPrevailing Wages
They filed bankruptcy on 5/23/23 and it looks like my lien was recorded on 5/24/23. At this point, is there anything that i can do? Does this make our lien invalid? I'm not sure of my next steps for IYS Ventures out of IL...Read More
Debbie Cobb
1 answerAdd commentJun 2, 2023
I'm trying to file a lien on a hotel where we did some flood remediation, and I'm nervous that, because its a franchise we may have the property owner wrong. My question is, if we were to send the lien paperwork to the wrong address and that person never says anything because it doesn't pertain to them, do we lose all of our lien rights because we'll go past the time frame?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentMay 11, 2023
I processed an intent to file lien and the customer paid 1 of the 2 invoices in the claim. I need to now file the lien, but the amount is lower than my original amount....Read More
Debbie Cobb
1 answerAdd commentApr 25, 2023
In Wisconsin, does the amount of the lien need to match the contract? I have an invoice that is about 3K higher than the contract due to a change order. I do not have a contract for the change order. Inv 127K and contract 124K Also, if submitting the lien for 124K , is it okay for the invoice to stay at the 127K ?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 3, 2023
I need to file a lien - does this include a lien rights notice?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 6, 2018
WisconsinMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary Notice
We did file an intent and they say that they dont owe us as much. what is the next step ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 14, 2022
Contractor in St. Thomas, Ontario has not paid us for a material supply, dated 12/08/2022. It is now almost over 120 days. Our terms are net 30 after delivery. We do not have any offices or presence in Canada. Merely export our Hangar Doors to customers in Canada....Read More
David Eberle
2 answersAdd commentApr 26, 2023
We are a 3rd tier subcontractor on this job. The GC on the project was mistakenly listed as the hiring party instead of the subcontractor. Same for Notice of Furnishing and Intent to Lien. Can this be corrected? Also, the amount due increased after the lien was submitted...Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 9, 2022