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Prime contractor wants payment for additional plumbing work when it was not done or authorized by the home owner....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 15, 2017
WisconsinMechanics Lien
work at shopping center where original contract was to perform new tenant build-out at a shopping mall. Owner then sent a change order adding another store build-out to the project. Do I have two different lien deadlines? IL and WI...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 3, 2018
WisconsinMechanics LienRecovery Options
The GC who has a contract with the ownership group for a $4.5m senior living facility ( and he also happens to be one of the owners ) has a contract with me to provide construction consulting services for $50,000 and has paid me $15,0000 after loan closing to start construction last fall, is now refusing to pay the remainder of the money owed to me even after I completed my work due to the fact that his contract with the ownership group states if he is over budget he is not responsible for the overages but will not get paid any additional GC money. But the fact is he is not acting as a GC, he is actually an owners rep because he is not guaranteeing the overages which are over $1m dollards,, yes he totally underestimated the cost of the project because they did not want to get final bids and engineered plans until AFTER the construction loan closed. But my contract with his GC company does not state that if he doesnt get paid, I dont get paid so technically I am still owed my money and can file a contractors or professional lien against the building which he is part owner....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 18, 2018
WisconsinMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
We received an intent to lien from someone who did sales/ commission work for the contractor we hired for our roof project. We haven’t made the final payment yet. Will getting the lien waiver stop the potential lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 14, 2018
WisconsinLien WaiversNotice of Intent to Lien
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
1 answerAdd commentJul 11, 2018
WisconsinPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
No problem wanted to investment...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 21, 2018
Wisconsin
My husband is a self employed contractor. He provided an estimate to the home owner not a contract because it was a friend helping a friend! ???? He completed the job on July 30 sent an invoice on August 3rd. We did not send or have a preliminary lien letter. I did send an intent to file a lien on September 10th they signed for it on September 13. When is the first day that I can file the lien, and can I if we didn’t have a contract with the owner nor a preliminary letter was sent?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 25, 2018
WisconsinLien DeadlinesPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
Recently had a barn built, and looking for an "Final wavier of lien" for contractor to submit, one that satisfies Title company requirements?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 4, 2018
WisconsinLien Waivers
Did contracted work for client which cancelled contract, and refuses to pay balance due...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 5, 2018
WisconsinNotice of Intent to Lien
We purchased a cabin Fall of 2017. Spring of 2018 we had basement flooding. I hired, who claimed to be, an experienced waterproofing company to do some outside excavating and install drain tile around the inside perimeter of the basement. Initial visit they forgot to roll ruts out of lawn, second visit they only rolled ruts out of one side of yard. They have ignored three additional request to roll the entire lawn so mower does not get hung up. Still very difficult to mow. They did not follow instructions to tear our old cement sidewalk and instead poured a new sidewalk by adding to the old. I asked them for a second face to face so that they understood directions and to have redo supervised. To busy to come and asked me to draw a map. Still did it wrong. Instead of 12" of old concrete now there is only two. I did not ask them to do over a third time. Shoddy contractor recommended a 2" 'skim coat' of cement in order to improve esthetic of basement floor after perimeter was dug out. Discovered the original floor is only 2 - 3 inches thick They used overly wet cement mix with no expansion joints cut. Cracks form shattered glass appearance with high and low spots. When asked about excessive cracking, they claim this is normal. When asked why they did not cut expansion joints they said "Had we followed Redi Mix guy's instructions, we would have had to make cuts every four feet.' I have asked no less than 10 other cement contractors for their opinion. They all agree it was shoddy workmanship and unacceptable. They say it should be tore out to correct. Shoddy contractor feels that joint filler is the answer and does not want to tear out. Isn't that like putting duct tape on a broken window? I don't feel that this is reasonable as it does not cure the issue. They have had to redo every part of project. I put half down but am refusing last half of payment as I am told it will cost more than I owe to repair ($8000). I have now been sent a letter that they intend to file lien. I feel I have given them the right to cure. Obviously, they are not skilled in this area. They have refused face to face meetings to discuss all failures and I do not want to waste any more time with them. They belittle me and suggest I complain about everything. Well, I have! Very poor quality work! The floor needs to be replaced but I am not willing to pay for failed work that was done incorrectly. Can I file a claim against their insurance? Can I have work redone by someone else and bill them for a similar replacement? Please advise....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 5, 2018
WisconsinPayment Disputes