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I work as a housekeeper and the owner wants me to sign a hold harmless waiver. It has been revised saying I'm self employed but I'm not. If I don't sign it I have no job. This can't be legal but what can I do to fight it and fast?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 15, 2022
FloridaConstruction Contract
Hello. I am looking for a construction job in the USA. I am geographically located in Ukraine....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 18, 2022
New YorkBack ChargesConstruction ContractPayment DisputesPreliminary Notice
Hi. My fiancé recently agreed to a contracting job to renovate a house we plan to occupy. I’ve grown a bit concerned and in need of some advice. They were recommended by a real estate agent. They started rather quickly after a 23k check payment (50 total for project that includes bathroom, kitchen, windows, floors, paint) the next day the contract was signed. The day it was signed I overheard the guy on a phone call to someone to plan a big party that night. As they proceeded to do some demolition, they stacked the flooring in house in a pile, stored cabinets we planned to keep outside, and left a leaky faucet running held up by a bag that broke onto the floor. They also left leaving a window open and a big hole exiting from the bathroom without covering it up. I had set up security cameras outside to see who enters and leaves with the base system in the house away from where they were doing the work. I notice they would turn it off at times when working and now it’s off indefinitely. They don’t have hard hats or anything like that. I mentioned to my fiancé that I’m concerned about how they leave things after they are done. A mess. I worked briefly as a plumber assistant and no matter what we’d leave things as tidy as possible even if a job wasn’t done. It doesn’t feel to me these guys are that professional. Any thoughts? Thanks, Ben ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 19, 2022
CaliforniaConstruction Contract
I’m being forced to pay project manager under the table for work received and when I finally confronted him I stopped receiving work and been waiting on final payment Homevestors franchisee ...Read More
Joshua Fontenot
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 18, 2022
LouisianaConstruction ContractLawsuitLien WaiversMechanics LienPay ApplicationsPreliminary NoticeRetainage
Hello, We are condo owners in museum park. We hired a design company and their recommended contractor to renovate our bathroom. It is 6 months since demolition and we cannot complete the project due to a bad design, inaccurate measures etc. The original contractor has pulled out of the project completely and the design company does not want to take accountability or help fix the problem. We cannot afford to renovate the bathroom again. I do have the contract with the designers, the original contractor never provided us with a formal contract even though they told us he would. We don't want to spend money on lawsuits but If it is a way to reclaim losses and complete the project, we would be grateful. Thank you for your time Tatiana + Terry Doyle...Read More
Tatiana Doyle
1 answerAdd commentJan 14, 2022
IllinoisConstruction ContractDesign Professional
I am a home owner in Indiana. I have signed a contingency contract with roofing company. Roofing company never return signed contract back to me and they helped to process the claim with an insurance company. Insurance company not approved 100% estimate provided by roofing company. They have rejected contractors overhead and profit charges due to not complex project. Roofing company asked me to hire a public adjuster and i refused as it was not mentioned in the contingency contract. I told them to cancel the contract based on insurance not approving their O&P charges. Now roofing company is threatening to file a lien on my property as i am not moving forward them. They are asking $2000 for cancellation fee and few emails they sent to insurance company. They have not performed any work , not provided labor or material . Only they sent few emails to insurance company to get my overall claim approved. Please let me know if roofing can company sue me and what are my options. Thanks and appreciate your help....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 17, 2022
IndianaConstruction ContractMechanics Lien
I am a home owner in Indiana. I have signed a contingency contract with roofing company. Roofing company never return signed contract back to me and they helped to process the claim with an insurance company. Insurance company not approved 100% estimate provided by roofing company. They have rejected contractors overhead and profit charges due to not complex project. Roofing company asked me to hire a public adjuster and i refused as it was not mentioned in the contingency contract. I told them to cancel the contract based on insurance not approving their O&P charges. Now roofing company is threatening to file a lien on my property as i am not moving forward them. They are asking $2000 for cancellation fee and few emails they sent to insurance company. They have not performed any work , not provided labor or material . Only they sent few emails to insurance company to get my overall claim approved. Please let me know if roofing can company sue me and what are my options. Thanks and appreciate your help....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 17, 2022
IndianaConstruction ContractLawsuitLien ForeclosureNotice of Intent to Lien
Not a situation yet. I'm a plumbing contractor and work in small towns in the county. In all of my years in business, I can't remember filing the proper paperwork to cover myself in case of nonpayment. Most deals are sealed with a hand shake or a signature on the proposal. Things are changing in the area and I have had a couple of close calls, as far as payments are concerned. Not really familiar with the proper order or specific documents I'm supposed to file. I do a lot of renovations for homeowners. Most projects don't exceed $8000.00. I have a handful of contractors I work with also. I would like to start filing the proper paperwork to cover my ass ets. I'm starting a job for a homeowner who's pulling his own permit as owner/builder. Being the plumbing contractor on the job, do I file a Notice to Owner? ...Read More
Jeff Unson
1 answerAdd commentJan 8, 2022
FloridaChange OrdersConstruction ContractLien Deadlines
MY COMPANY IS CONTRACTED THROUGH A GOVERNMENT PRIME CONTRACTOR. We were awarded a purchase order for a defined number of valves and actuators of various sizes. This was a firm fixed price per unit. The prime now wants to decrease some valves, increase others, and also add additional sizes. In reality, the "scope" has not changed. The prime wants to reduce the original po, and send the changes and additional valves back out for bid. I am stating that the scope did not change(qty but not specification or design/material changes). So since we won the initial award, shouldn't the prime just issue me a change order? The dollar amount is over the simplified acquisition threshold. All additional valves are sole sourced through one company, so those bidding on the additional valves have nowhere else to go, and these valves were already included on our original po, so again no change of scope, just qty. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 16, 2022
WisconsinConstruction Contract
Hello Now what , field a lien, still no payment Now what? No response ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 13, 2022
CaliforniaConstruction Contract
I am the GC owner of my company. The residential customer signed a contract on 12-16-2021 and we started 12-22-2021. Customer paid me my final check on my last day of work 1-03-2022 for completing the roof repairs. ( She asked me to come back and touch up some paint areas which has not been completed. I asked her to keep communications open with me - which se didn't. I was asked to hold the check until she transferred funds, so I waited over a week. She was not answering my calls or texts messages so I deposited the check with warnings in my texts we need to move forward and deposit the check. On 1-10- 2022 I deposited the check which took two days for it to be rejected due to insufficient funds. I / Levelset filed the application with a rush on the pre-lien 1-12-2022. I needed to change the date of completion to 1-03-2022 which I tried today...Levelset Lien # 6536911. I ok with this concern with the dates?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 13, 2022
ArizonaConstruction ContractLien Deadlines
I'm a subcontractor and have been working with a larger GC who has been stringing us out of the last 3 months. I need to know how to get paid after already signing a contract....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 12, 2022
ArizonaConstruction ContractLien WaiversPay ApplicationsPreliminary NoticeRetainage
if a project is expected to have a 24 month duration, and you intend to use GMP approach to the contract, when is it appropriate to have your GMP value set? Before work begins, partially after work commences...?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 12, 2022
MissouriConstruction Contract
If general contractor does not finish his work in timely manner and owner continues to work with general contractor sub contractor and pay them and project still not completed. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 9, 2022
CaliforniaConstruction ContractMechanics Lien
I own a building and hired a GC to manage remodel. I sent them plans, we agreed on price, and signed the contract. Contractor is responsible for all construction until certificate of occupancy is granted by city. Now the contractor has come to me and said there is no sprinkler plan for the building, they did not budget for one, and I am responsible for the cost of sprinkler installation. My plans do not include a separate 'sprinkler plan' however, the plans do clearly state that a 'sprinkler system is required' and that a supplemental sprinkler plan will be provided at a later date. It is my position that they should have seen the line in the plans stating that sprinklers are required and budgeted for them. They also should have known without even seeing the plans that sprinklers would be required as they are on almost all construction now in Philadelphia. I believe I should be responsible for paying for the design and submission of a 'sprinkler plan' and they should be responsible for the cost of installation of sprinkler system. It seems to me like they are playing dumb and acting like they had no idea sprinklers were required in attempt to push the cost to me. Who is correct? Any insight is greatly appreciated! ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 11, 2022
PennsylvaniaConstruction Contract