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20days preliminary notice field , lien recorded, but still did not get any answer from the project. As I know I am not the only one lien holder . When ask money from project ,the answer is owner is in economy crisis, what should I do. Is there deadline after lien recorded? What is it? Thanks...Read More
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesLien Foreclosure
Finally watching your New Lien Rights in GA webinar by Mark Cobb. 1. If you don't get paid in 60/90 days, could you be tricky: issue a credit for that bill then rebill, so the date is less than 60/ 90days days? 2. My contractor business sits in GA, but we do business in many states. What lien law applies? The state where the PROJECT is located, or the state where WE are located? Do I need to learn the lien laws of all 50 states? Thank you for your time! ...Read More
GeorgiaLien Deadlines
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
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I have a customer that we he has been paid by the insurance, but he keeps telling us that no he has not been, can I file a lien on his property? We finished the work about 2 weeks ago...Read More
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Hello, We were hired as an HVAC subcontractor on 7/20/20. We did not file a pre-lien. We have not been paid our final payment. The job finished on 10/20/20. I thought we had 90 days after the job to file the lien. I called level set and was told I needed to file a pre-lien 60 days after the start, so by 9/20/20. Is there anything I can do? I am worried if I file the lien it will get dismissed. ...Read More
WashingtonLien DeadlinesPreliminary Notice
My lien expired but I did do work after before the lien expired and I asked for payment and I wasn’t paid still I already had a lien filed and it’s been past eight months of collecting but 90 days ago I went and collected the rest of my belongings off the residence where my job was so I’d like to open a new claim to be paid for the full amount of work that I completed and have receipts for...Read More
WashingtonLien Deadlines
I need to file a lien against a pier that was installed and removed for a customer who has now fallen into financial issues and cannot pay. The last date of service was October 2019, and the customer generally would pay for everything annually, so this did not raise a red flag. We are now concerned that his funds and property will be levied and we want to make sure we are paid first....Read More
WisconsinLien DeadlinesRight to Lien
Order #: 3341065 Hello, we filed our notice of intent on 4/7/20 but did not follow through with Claim of lien since it appeared the property owner would pay. They have since defaulted and we would like to know if we may still complete the Lien or if we need to fill a new Notice of Intent....Read More
FloridaLien Deadlines
Our tenants he is a contractor and destroyed our home… In our lease we stated that he could add the trim to the windows for reduced rent. He did not do that. He did however destroy our home steal things and when we asked him to return the items he stoleHe is now threatening a Mechanics lien on our home. Can he do this? We had just put a lot of work into the Home and it did not need remodeling but now it is structurally unstable and unsafe due to the things he did. Help?...Read More
WisconsinLien DeadlinesRight to Lien
Last day worked was on 09-19-20 customer had a payment plan but wants to extend it until 01/15/20. Last payment was due 11/15/20. Please advise...Read More
WashingtonLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien
We filed paperwork on order #3676466 for mechanics lien and notice but not sure if deadline passed from 7/29/20. We want to enforce so not sure if need to re-do all lien and notice docs. Please advise. Nik...Read More
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesLien Foreclosure
I have two questions regarding California rules & requirements 1) I filed a mechanical lien "payment 8 & 9" on 8/20/2020 - the owner has not satisfied. After the 90 days, what happens to my claim, will the mechanical lien attached to the property or will the lien just expire? 2) At this time, the project is complete and I am owed retention "payment 10" - should I file a mechanical lien for "payment 10" or for "payment 8, 9 & 10"? Would love your guidance ...Read More
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesLien ForeclosureRetainage
I worked on a new construction job in Denver CO. We finished the work a while ago, but the GC kept promising to pay. 3 weeks ago the GC said they would pay us the final amount, but now over some contract disputes, is refusing to pay us. Did I miss the deadline to file a lien because the work was finished a while ago or can I still file because the GC said they would pay us 3 weeks ago?...Read More
ColoradoLien DeadlinesMechanics LienSubstantial Completion
What if the GC never presented a contract for the client (homeowner) to sign? Can an oral agreement with time and materials be enforced? What rights does the homeowner have in absence of a written and signed contract? What happens if the client pays invoices along the way and now the construction is completed but the client refuses to pay the full amount of the final invoices?...Read More
CaliforniaConstruction ContractLien DeadlinesLien Foreclosure
I am a supplier to a sub of a GC on a commercial job. The sub was paid by the GC and the sub never paid us for supplies. The sub attempted to pay half and the check returned NSF. No notices were sent to the sub or GC. Can i file a lien?...Read More
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