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I have a lien placed on a house which was listed for sale yesterday. I am considering contacting the Real Estate Agent to see if she can help getting the balance paid. Any downside to this? Is there any additional action(s) I should take in the meantime or should I just wait for the house to go under contract? I'm guessing they can't transfer title until the lien is released. The house has a mortgage, but to my knowledge there are no other lien holders....Read More
Adam Shepherd
1 answerAdd commentDec 4, 2021
TexasCollectionsForeclosureLawsuitLien DeadlinesLien ForeclosureLien PriorityMechanics LienRecovery Options
The state of Indiana. I provided architectural services to a contractor for work at a residential home. The contractor paid me my $1,000 retainer. This project started in August of 2021. I provide preliminary sketches to the contractor. After modifications, we made final drawings which were provided to the contractor for use on Sept. 28, 2021. To date, I have not been paid the remaining $3,000 owed. I have sent multiple notices by email and text. I gave him an ultimatum of today (12/2). He says he has been paid but checks need to clear and is going to pay me tomorrow (12/3). I told him if it is not paid tomorrow I will take the next steps. I will file a lien on the homeowner's property. I have to go out to the property on Monday to take photos and check on the construction status, which will include me filing a field report with him and the owner. Do I have to file a pre-lien notice to the owner, contractor, both...or do I not have to file one and just go straight to filing a lien on the property?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 2, 2021
IndianaCollectionsDesign ProfessionalLien DeadlinesMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary NoticeSlow Payment
Our client was a prospective buyer for a property, we were asked to provide concept design for that property so that he could price out the project. We completed our part of the project, and he had it priced. After learning it would be more than he was willing to get into, decided against purchasing the property. He still has open invoices with us, and has not responded to our attempts to collect our fees. We can't lien the property, he doesn't own it. What are our options?...Read More
Anonymous Architect / Engineer
2 answersAdd commentDec 1, 2021
customer is refusing to pay me job was 98% completed all but a door that they knew was a few out and every attempt to locate possible replacement was made to no avail. Job was build 150 ft of fence and demo 52ft of fence and build a 10x12 shed with certain additions to it. Owners last told me that they wanted their home inspector to inspect it before they would make payment and of course their paid inspector came back and said there were all kind if issues and work was substandard job was in city limits and was permitted I verbally informed them of intent to file and was sent a email stating that I am to cease and desist any further communication with then or they would file harassment charges with local law enforcement ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 30, 2021
TexasCollectionsConstruction ContractMechanics LienRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
I'm a Subcontractor that worked on a large commercial project. I finished my work on the job on 10/22/2021 last month but I haven't gotten paid- and my customer isn't returning my calls. What should I do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 22, 2021
South DakotaBond ClaimsCollectionsMiller Act
Hello, I have a customer who refuses to pay for the mitigation service rendered and refuses to contact her insurance to file a claim because she knows the claim will be denied due to a long term leak that created a lot of visual mold. I would like to know if Levelset is able to draft a 'Demand Letter' before I file the small claims documents? What steps do I need to take before filing for small claims? Our customer is an attorney, I dont think she is practicing anymore but she loves to throw her title around. Your help is appreciated!!...Read More
Sara Quezada
1 answerAdd commentNov 23, 2021
I'm a specialty contractor who runs a franchise that install wet area remodels. The customer claims that the shower door which was installed correctly is getting his floor wet. When running his shower we could not make the door leak. Assuming things are different with a person in the shower I will attempt to enhance the threshold. If the customer keeps making a 'i have an issue claim" can they just not pay. My company is small and new, we need him to pay us what we agreed upon. When I asked what more can I do he said "make it not leak onto my floor"...Read More
Avontes Monroe
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 18, 2021
I DID some labor work for my dad's girlfriend. We agreed upon $15 hr and I worked for hours. She has been giving me cash here and there. However, now that the job is complete she is arguing over the hours I worked and how much is actually still owed to me. Now she has sent a check via certified mail and on the memo line has written Cash Paid $775\Paid in Full. The check amount is$225. She still owes $1636.00. I seriously need to cash the check as she hasn't paid me anything since mid October. There is no contact in writing as this was only a verbal agreement. Could you tell me the law in Texas regarding this type of matter? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 16, 2021
TexasCollectionsMechanics LienPayment DisputesRecovery Options
How do I collect payment if the customer wrote paid in full on the check. I haven't cashed it yet as she still owes me over $1,600.00 and the check is only for $225.00. ...Read More
Crystal Cavinder
1 answerAdd commentNov 16, 2021
TexasCollectionsConstruction ContractPayment DisputesRecovery Options
I was hired by a property management company in August of 2021 to do a mold assessment in NY and the unit was vacant from a hoarder and in terrible condition. I provided an insurance COI to the person who hired me and verbally told them I had a workers compensation exemption known as a CE200 as i am a sole proprietorship. I did the assessment and the $550.00 invoice was noit paid. After a few emails and texts to the Management agent over the course of 3 months or so I found the regional managers info and sent a payment delinquent request to which he respoinded that he needed an updated insurance Certificate. I sent a renewal copy even though the only reason it was not in the same renewal cycle due to them delaying payment. The regional manager responded the language on the COI was not correct so I had it made out exactly how he wanted it and provided a copy of the CE200. He has responded that all vendors are required to carry workmans compensation and does not want to pay me which has stressed me out and I want to know what I can do to be compensated. In addition I was not called upon to perform a clearance assessment and do not know if the management company performed the toxic mold clean up(I have laboratory results) or not for the new owner/renter. The person who referred me to this client is also a mold assessor and stated they are difficult to get paid from....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 11, 2021
New YorkCollectionsMechanics LienPayment Disputes
Do you prepare Notice of Intent to Foreclose letters for companies located in NYC?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 10, 2021
New YorkCollections
Hi, I filed a preliminary notice through Levelset for a project with $60K balance and now I learned he stopped paying everyone and shutting down. Am I now completely depending on this lean and the property owner for this job or who will be responsible for the balance? what would you recommend I do now? Thanks! Mike Strix Inc 310-600-0027...Read More
Mike Kvinikadze
2 answersAdd commentNov 9, 2021
CaliforniaBankruptcyCollectionsLien Deadlines
Our company did a bunch of storm damage tree removal for homes in southwest michigan last month and now several of these homeowners are not paying their bill so we are looking into alternative collections efforts. The research I've done so far makes it sound like filing seeking a judgement is the next best step and from there it sounds like filing a lien would be the next step. Would that be a Mechanic's Lien and does the rest of that sound about right? Thanks! Chris ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentNov 3, 2021
We have a customer that owes us $6695 with finance charges ($3,808 without finance charges). They have filed for bankruptcy. We received a notice with a phone meeting of creditors (10/25) and file deadline to object to discharge (12/27). Do we need to be on the call? Do we need to do anything before the call? And if they discharge is it worth challenging? Thank you for your help. ...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
I am a general contractor did a project for an home owner here a few weeks back. He hasn’t paid. So through levelset I sent him a notice intent to file a lien it was mailed out on Oct 13 th 2021. When do I fill out the other actual mechanic lien paper and pay the $349?...Read More
Rick Lawrence
2 answersAdd commentOct 18, 2021