I filed the bond claim before the deadline but Levelset is still saying our payment is not protected. In the meantime my customer has filed for bankruptcy. Do I proceed with the bond claim or file the proof of claim through the bankruptcy court?...Read More
One of the unexpected benefits of dogs is the way they add to your social life. Going to obedience classes, saying 'hello' to other dog walkers when you go to the park with your canine companion - there are dozens of ways in which your dog makes you more sociable....Read More
We have been working on collecting the balances for several invoices since we completed the project. Once the general contractor stopped answering our calls we reached out directly to the customer. They informed us that they would escalate our issue up the chain but we haven't received any response from them. The general contractor has filed for Chapter 7....can we continue to put pressure on the customer in which our work allows them to function?...Read More
Construction was done on a commercial property, company that we sub trough is filling bankruptcy and complete construction went un paid till date. A second company purchase all assets from GC we contract and they tried to buy all pending PO pennies on the dollar we counter but was decline as they are negotiating. At this point we would like to lien the property for work that was done as we have time and money invested but I'm getting a notice in level set that need to file a (Notice of intent to lien) but level set cant do it, any info how to move forward will be highly appreciate it....Read More
We have reached out to the property owners and inquired about receiving some kind of compensation for the work that we did for their office, and they say they paid the general contractor which didn't pay us. Just want to get an understanding of how we failed here, and what to do to make sure it doesn't happen again....Read More
We hired a shell contractor that filed a chapter 11 before finishing the job and/or billing us and learned he stopped paying his trades a while back. 4 trades did not file NTO's and we want to pay them and then settle the remainder with the shell contractor. The contractor wants us to pay them what is owed so they can put the money in the pot and settle with the trades they have to. Basically these small vendors are either going to get pennies on the dollar or nothing at all. I want to pay them and give the shell contractor the receipts and releases with their remaining monies. Can we legally do that or just the vendors smart enough to file NTO's.
Can I file a Mechanics Lien with a company that has already filed for bankruptcy and settled the case?
Our work was never completed, we were supposed to return to complete it when they got to a certain stage and then they filed for bankruptcy. The property is now in escrow. The Owner was also the General Contractor....Read More
We were led up until the day the contractor admitted he filed for bankruptcy, he had us pay him partial and did nothing. We do not know how to proceed but been looking for legal action. we are out almost 90k and with nothing to show, we even contacted the subcontractors like the kitchen cabinet designer who told us he never gave them a dime. we also called city building and safety who stated he still owed 1k for permits. I am so stressed out over this and don't know what to do. ...Read More
We hired a company to build our pool and we paid based on their pay schedule. We are almost done, just need wiring to the pump hooked up, plaster, and light fixtures etc in the pool but the pool company is now filing bankruptcy. We received notice from the company who was contracted by them to pour the concrete that a lien has been placed on our property as they never received payment from the pool company, whom we paid for the work at the time it was done. What are our options for getting the money back from the pool company that we will now have to pay the concrete company? Are we able to sue the pool company for that money as well as the rest of the money it will cost to have someone else come and finish the job? We have talked to several other customers of this company and it sounds like they front-loaded all of our money without completing the work as described in our contracts and now the company is filing bankruptcy and we’re completely lost. ...Read More
I received a notification of chapter 7 filed from our customer and a voluntary petition from the bankruptcy court. We sent timely lien notices and a timely lien claim against the bond. Do I also need to file a claim with the court? Thanks....Read More
I'm a homeowner and the general contractor on our new construction home filed for bankruptcy. Subcontractors are now asking us (the homeowners) for payment and some have either filed a mechanic's lien or plan to file a Notice of Intent to Lien against our property. We are either going to sell the unfinished project or will need mortgage financing at completion of the house. In either case, we need clean title and all liens removed. What are our options here? If work was legitimately done, should we pay these subcontractors in order to remove and/or avoid the liens? Or will this somehow muddy the waters with the bankruptcy proceedings?...Read More