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Last year I contracted to have some waterproofing done on my house. I gave them a $10,000 deposit and was approved for a loan for the balance. I have postponed the work several times because of the pandemic, I have not gone back to work and my income is Social Security and the unemployment which is due to run out in September. The situation has changed here, not only am I still out of work I've had some health crises that are expensive to treat since insurance doesn't cover it. I want to cancel the contract, I am seriously worried that I won't be able to pay the loan and I could use that money back. The salesman is telling me that if I cancel the contract they can keep my deposit. Is there any way out of this? I have not been called back to work and I probably won't be....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 4, 2021
New YorkConstruction ContractCoronavirus
I work with renovations of apartments in South Carolina. The company I work for deals with drywall, countertops, bathtub, walls, and cleaning. Am I considered an essential worker?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 1, 2021
South CarolinaCoronavirus
Should we consider opening new bank accounts for the PPP loan? This would help us keep these funds separate. The plan would be to deposit the loan funds into the new account, to get new checks for payroll/direct deposit payroll checks from the new account, etc. An alternative could be to move the money from the new account into our normal account each week for payroll. What is the best practice here, and what should we be concerned about?...Read More
Anonymous Property Owner
1 answerAdd commentMay 20, 2020
CaliforniaConstruction AccountingCoronavirusStimulus
I’m from HOME-REDI, A Contractor Builder in Long Island NY. If a client cancels an executed renovation contractor with down payment paid but work has not been started as of yet and the client now wants to cancel the contract either due to loss of job or a pandemic, is the Contractor entitled to his profit without doing any work? Thanks...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 5, 2020
New YorkCoronavirusPayment Disputes
My husband has a small construction business mainly himself and IF he needs help he hires other self employed contractor which receive 1099’s. He really doesn’t have payroll per say but has construction bills that need paid. Would he qualify for the “up to” $10000 grant? Also I read somewhere that self employed contractors could draw unemployment. Please advise. Thanks...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 30, 2020
IllinoisConstruction AccountingCoronavirusStimulus
I heard the federal government is paying $600.00 a week on top of the norm unemployment rate, true?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
11 answersAdd commentApr 1, 2020
NevadaCoronavirus
i’ve been contracting a property improvement project for a badly vadelized single family dwelling on and off for past 2 years , i had agreement with owner to do most of ,if not all improvements . i have subcontracted out the plumbing and electric and hvac. i myself have done all demo . all framing . insulating. drywall, trim, cabinets , tile walls . flooring , painting. and have supplied all money for material and labor and paid all subcontractors . i’m 80% complete with interior with total to date exceeding $42,000 . i was instructed by owner to reside at residence to protect property and since i was going thru divorce it was convenient for me to do so . however i was just served with an eviction letter and i have to go to hearing on 11 th . obviously owner is trying to get out of paying for said services and ultimately i may have to vacate but the fact that he owes me a huge balance and i’m still 20% from completion . i would rather finish interior and get balance for entire interior but if i vacate and he gets someone else to finish it may be 3-6 months before they complete and try to sell and i’m out a residence from now till then with no money for and of services...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 5, 2021
KentuckyCoronavirus
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
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 21, 2020
New YorkBack ChargesBond ClaimsBonding Off LienCoronavirusForeclosureLien DeadlinesLien ForeclosureLien PriorityLien ReleasesNotice of TerminationStimulus
I’m a contractor the customer breached contract from start we were near end I sent a change order bill that was approved then following week handed a letter of fired on job do I file for the change order or? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 21, 2020
OklahomaCollectionsCoronavirus
We would like to release a lien but we would like some advice before we do that. We would like to ensure that in case the owners compensate their general contractor (who we are a sub to) for COVID related reasons, we want to make sure that we are still able to collect such compensation from the GC after we have released the lien. Can we put some sort of verbiage on the lien to protect us in case the GC should come back and say "you released the lien, so we do not owe you anything"?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 11, 2020
CaliforniaCoronavirusLien Releases
We are a roofing contractor in NY state. the latest order by cuomo for the corona virus of non-essential construction is very vague is roofing considered essential ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentMar 29, 2020
New YorkCoronavirus
I am opening a gym in january and my landlord told me I need to find out about the occupancy, how do I go about that? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 3, 2020
MassachusettsCoronavirus
Due to Convid 19/economical decline, the client cut down the contractual building height of a large hotel project to half, can the contractor claim for the profit loss or terminate the contract?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 30, 2020
New YorkConstruction ContractCoronavirus
I was sent Bond of affidavit claim form from a surtey company. Do i need to still file a complaint with the courts? Can i get assistance even though ive already completed the administrative process and never got response? Or can i just fill out bond then deposit it with the court? If there a maximum i can seek for damages? Non judicial administrative process do i just go get judgement? Any and all help is appreciated.....Read More
Anonymous Property Owner
2 answersAdd commentSep 27, 2020
TexasBond ClaimsCoronavirusLien ReleasesMiller ActPayment BondRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
Can a contractor ask a client with an executed renovation contract that in consideration of COVID-19, we need to charge the client fees to purchase PPE, Sanitation equipment, and hire additional crew to constantly clean and sanitize the job site? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 5, 2020
New YorkCoronavirus