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Our Subcontractor is refusing to sign an unconditional release for the checks issued jointly with their suppliers. She will only sign the unconditional release for checks actually deposited into her bank account. The joint checks were mailed to the subcontractor but they gave them to the suppliers....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 23, 2018
CaliforniaJoint ChecksLien Waivers
Paid subcontractor joint check to him and the material supplier for a custom siding order. He stated he would give it to the supplier that day. Instead he deposited the check into his own account (not sure why his bank did not flag it). Contacted supplier and found out that not only did he not place the material order, the conditional release he gave us from them was falsified. He used a release from a different project of ours a couple years ago and changed the names and amount. We caught it because he missed changing the date and signature and the suppler confirmed that they were never given the order and therefore did not submit a release. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 13, 2019
CaliforniaJoint ChecksPayment Disputes
I am approaching a time frame when the GC will be paid in full and the City will have no recourse to help me. I'm looking for additional pressure to put on the GC during this time frame....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 7, 2019
OklahomaBond ClaimsJoint ChecksRecovery Options
National GC never gave me a 48 written notice for more man power as contract states and they just stared calling another company in, the other company billed me directly. Now the GC wont cut me a payment without me signing paperwork for joint checks. The other company and myself met today and owner said do not sign that form, they are wrong. His company does not have a contract with mine or the GC....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 3, 2019
FloridaJoint ChecksLien WaiversPreliminary Notice
We have a Preliminary Notice filed by a Third Tier Subcontractor. The Third Tier has filed a Conditional Final Lien Waiver. We are preparing to pay our first tier subcontractor. their one and only payment with no retention held. Should we issue a joint check that includes first, second and third tier subcontractors?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 29, 2019
CaliforniaJoint ChecksLien WaiversPreliminary Notice
This is happening related to a FL job. We are a party on a joint check because of a joint check agreement with the general contractor. However, the other party to the joint check agreement is now in bankruptcy. We have a joint check with our name on it, and the bankrupt party's name on, and it's impossible to get the bankrupt party to reply, and everything with the trustee seems to be frozen. What can we do?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 9, 2019
FloridaBankruptcyJoint Checks
In NY can you go after a GC if they have already paid the sub-contractor(our client who has not paid us in full) in full, for the full amount owed to us?...Read More
Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 28, 2019
New YorkJoint ChecksLien ForeclosureMechanics Lien
We were notified by a factoring company that a subcontractor had factored an invoice we owed the subcontractor. The payment terms were with in our payment policy period. The subcontractor took the funds from the factoring company and did not pay his suppliers or his subcontractors. We are now getting demand letters for the factoring company to pay the invoice however we are not paying them but using the mobey to pay the outstanding invoices the subcontractor owes. Do I have to pay the factoring company or offest the payments from what the subs owes?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 23, 2019
ColoradoCollectionsConstruction ContractFactoringJoint ChecksLien WaiversMechanics Lien
If I am the General Contractor and my Subcontract has a supplier and/or Sub-Sub that we are cutting a joint check for how should the conditional waiver and release form be filled out? I believe it to be the below but need clarification: Name of Claimant: My Subcontractor's supplier and/or Sub-Sub Nam of Customer: Me the General Contractor AND My Subcontractor Maker of Check: Me the General Contractor Check Payable to: My Subcontractor and their Supplier and/or Sub-Sub ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 3, 2019
CaliforniaJoint Checks
Hello: I had a follow-up question regarding Joint checks? I found this on your website https://www.levelset.com/blog/what-is-a-joint-check-agreement/. I ask because I have a large check from our prime written to us and the supplier. I need to pay this amount to the supplier and need some advice on how we should endorse the check to forward to our supplier. The check is written to both companies Our company 'and' material supplier. So the 'and' is the issue. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Peter Jaravata...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 16, 2019
CaliforniaJoint Checks
We currently have a joint check agreement on a project we are doing. Once the project is done and we are ready to invoice, what is the procedure for that? We are the material supplier and the agreement is with the subcontractor and GC....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 22, 2019
MissouriJoint Checks
Had an oral agreement with my ex girlfriend that pay to renovate her home sell in 2 years use equity for our relocation little did I know I was set up from the beginning. The relationship ended immediately once I cut of the money flow and she proceeded to file all sort of legal claims and accusations that made it impossible for me to attempt recovery. Over the course of a3 year relationship she has incurred an unjust enrichment of over 75k. Where do I begin. Can I file a lein on home. ...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentNov 6, 2019
IndianaBankruptcyCollectionsConstruction ContractJoint ChecksLawsuitLien ForeclosureLien PriorityMechanics LienPay When PaidPreliminary NoticeRecovery Options
We received a copy of the supplier invoice billed to the sub, sub billed us the same amount to cover the supplier. Both names listed on one unconditional, do I mail only to the sub? Or do I mail each a copy?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 17, 2019
CaliforniaJoint Checks
what is the law about issuance of joint checks and how they need to be issued? we have a new software program and vendor set up is not allowing 2 names on a check. I need the law to show the programmers how the check needs to be issued. In the past both names would be on the check with "and" separating the names. All reference materials from workshops in the office were thrown away and i have no resource materials to reference. The paperwork and all legal requirements have been met. Please advise...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 16, 2020
CaliforniaJoint Checks