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I'm being told a story and I can't understand how she thinks she can save the house. If I'm being told the truth, she claims she has 2 foreclosures. One is from her company they used their house as collateral. She says they called in loan. She also claims she is in foreclosure on her personal mortgage. From my understanding she owes 55 thousands on the mortgage and the business loan was a half a million. She is in forbearance. She says she's is getting it until March wich my understanding is it ends December all home covid programs end. We live in long Island NY. So how is this house savable and also it will be left to her only child . Won't her get the lien debt if the house is willed to him? Please help me know the truth as it affects my life in unimaginable ways. Thank you....Read More
New YorkBack ChargesBond ClaimsBonding Off LienCoronavirusForeclosureLien DeadlinesLien ForeclosureLien PriorityLien ReleasesNotice of TerminationStimulus
Hi, I am a self-employed architectural drafter with an LLC. I have a former customer issue 3 credit card chargebacks after I terminated my services. So far I won 1 of the 3 chargebacks, and the other 2 are currently under review. I already had a lawyer send a demand letter and he should get it any day. If he refuses to pay my oustanding invoices (w/late fees, ect.) can I file a lien on his current home? He already has the drawings I did and only paid for the work I did up until when I terminated my services. He may build the house, but I feel getting a lien on his current home would be more effective....Read More
VirginiaBack Charges
Can a person put a lien on a property for money that was given as a gift money that was placed in the debtors account with no agreement to pay back My mother gave me part of an inheritance, delisted it in my account and now has dementia and wants it back. It was a gift and no contact was performed. She is just made at me and says she wants it back ...Read More
FloridaBack Charges
How does one actually charge them, if you don't have accounts with them ? 1. Can I simply not pay the full invoice ? Period. 2. Do I need them to reduce their invoice ? 3. Do I need to send a completely separate invoice to their accounts dept. ? Of course I will provide them a quote from a third party as proof of costs incurred....Read More
WashingtonBack Charges
We are a construction company who has been hired to by Home Builder to do work on a residential home. We were not paid for the work. We sent him a certified letter of Intent of Mechanics Lien, we also sent home owner a copy of this (not certified) This is legal correct? We are in the state of North Carolina. ...Read More
North CarolinaBack Charges
I paid $48K for a Grand Manor roof to The Roofing Company. Roof looks good, however, head of employee brought trailer onto circular driveway and caused pavers to separate. Owner of company said he would send his own contractor to quote repairs. When he and I got quote back it was $26K. He called me and told me that it was "egregious" and would not pay it. He wanted to send others out for quotes and I refused and got my own. My quotes range from $35K to 3K. Fortunately, when his employee came for a final. check. I required that 3K be held back and that he delivers me a signed, notarized, contract adendum that 3K was held back as we could not agree to cost of repair. I was State Farm agent 42 yrs in Indianapolis and knew that roofers are not liable in some instances, however in this case he is due to fact that his employee failed to use 3/4 inch plywood or 1inch plastic sheets to protect pavers that were separated. I failed to have him release lien and now am faced with small claims court. I will first try with Better Business Bureau. Looking for any ideas you might have. Thanks, Jerry Ortner...Read More
FloridaBack ChargesBonding Off Lien
Hi I am a licensed contractor in the State of New Jersey. I want to add a "pre-lien" clause on the back of my agreement. Something that states something like this..."please allow this to be your notice of a pre-lien to your home or property in the event that you do not pay us any balance owed...blah blah blah. Can anyone offer any help? I am re-doing my agreements. Paul 732-366-5996...Read More
New JerseyBack ChargesConstruction Contract
Work was not performed and other work was not performed satisfactorily . Now the construction company has said they will fike a lein what is my recourse?...Read More
North DakotaBack ChargesLien PriorityMechanics Lien
I hired my contractor to redo my kitchen, he brought his sub par contractors in who did a shotty job and I had to hire my electrican to fix their mistakes. I have paid out of pocket 8,500 and balance of 1500 is due and I don't feel like the work warrnets the balance since I had to bring in my contractors. The question is.... Without a signed contract can he put a lien on my property? Colleen Murphy...Read More
FloridaBack Charges
Im a sub for a sub that did work on a government project on Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Nv. The last day we worked was on was April 20th, 2019, the job was put on hold due to mold being found in the dorms . We were originally supposed to just open the fire chases and walls to give the plumber access to the cracked drain pipes and repair the opening, texture and paint to match. When we open up the fire chases we found that there was damage and holes in the walls that was done by some previous repairs, We were instructed to repair the damage and holes and to fire caulk all pipes, we were sent hand drawn drawings on how to do the repairs by Ellard Comstack who was the senior project manager at the time , i never got a change order, i just hand wrote a paper with the price and Ellard signed it as a letter of intent and I just last month went to Tuscan to get a statement from him that says Yes he did tell me to do the work. The job has now been cancelled and it will be rewritten and will have to be rebid, Northcon was not asked to return to bid that job and we instead were asked, Northcon now refuses to pay us, they owe us 58,000.00 for the extra work. They have been paid in full . What can we do ?...Read More
NevadaBack ChargesBond ClaimsLawsuitNotice of Intent to LienPayment DisputesRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
Im a sub for a sub that did work on a government project on Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Nv. The last day we worked was on was April 20th, 2019, the job was put on hold due to mold being found in the dorms . We were originally supposed to just open the fire chases and walls to give the plumber access to the cracked drain pipes and repair the opening, texture and paint to match. When we open up the fire chases we found that there was damage and holes in the walls that was done by some previous repairs, We were instructed to repair the damage and holes and to fire caulk all pipes, we were sent hand drawn drawings on how to do the repairs by Ellard Comstack who was the senior project manager at the time , i never got a change order, i just hand wrote a paper with the price and Ellard signed it as a letter of intent and I just last month went to Tuscan to get a statement from him that says Yes he did tell me to do the work. The job has now been cancelled and it will be rewritten and will have to be rebid, Northcon was not asked to return to bid that job and we instead were asked, Northcon now refuses to pay us, they owe us 58,000.00 for the extra work. They have been paid in full . What can we do ?...Read More
NevadaBack ChargesBond ClaimsLawsuitNotice of Intent to LienPayment DisputesRecovery OptionsRight to Lien