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Hi, I'm a subcontractor and have a difficult client I'm dealing with. My question is if my payment is still protected since our las work day was on 7/30/21. However the project did not pass inspection until last Friday and we returned to complete correction the following day. I'm wondering what day counts as the last day of work. Considering our portion of the project was not completely finished until last Saturday. ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
OregonLien Deadlines
I'm a subcontractor who worked on a residential property. I finished my work on the job last month and my customer isn't returning my calls. What should I do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 15, 2021
CaliforniaLien Deadlines
I recently fired my general contractor for defaulting on our construction agreement. We had a fixed price contract for renovation of the home I currently occupy. I have offered to make a final payment which covers the outstanding balance for work completed but the contractor is angry and demanding a much larger sum that does not correspond to work completed or to the schedule of values for the contract. This is a lender financed project so the amount of the final payment is limited to the value of work that the lender's inspector could document as completed. I am concerned the contractor is going to file a construction lien for the amount he asserts he is owed beyond what I can pay. To protect myself from this I filed a notice of contract termination. More than 60 days has passed since that filing. From the clerk's records I learned that he did not file our contract (with a fixed price greater than $100,000) until after I filed the termination notice. He also started work 6 weeks before we signed a contract which the contract itself notes. Does the contractor have lien rights against me? Can I cancel a lien because the contract was improperly filed?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 13, 2021
LouisianaConstruction ContractLien DeadlinesMechanics LienNotice of Termination
We have been working on building for a few years and the job has not yet been completed. We sent a preliminary notice last year. Recently new job tasks were added, we provided a new estimate on top of the original invoice. Do we need to issue a new preliminary notice on the new job task? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 8, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction ContractLawsuitLien DeadlinesMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary Notice
A former customer of mine owes me for three different invoices for work that was completed at his place of business .The former customer & his family are immigrant from another country. They do not understand a lot of stuff that we just assume are simple things you should already know. Like what a lien is. This is the kind of stuff I used to help them with. Now that we have had a falling out, they have cut all contact with me. I know where they live, cause I also worked for them as a handyman at there personal home. They do not trust a lot of people because of people taking advantage of them. This is where the falling out happened. Two days after the hurricane hit us in south Louisiana all the ****Explicate Language**** started showing up to feed on the weak. Anyways long story short I tried like hell to keep the "wolfs" at bay but one got to them witch in turn hurt my company. now to the question at hand, could this be seen to the justice system as a threat or some kind of intimidation act on them? I'm not trying to achieve such a thing, I still find them to be good people and want them to know that this is going to hurt their business. I'm also worried that they might have skipped town....Read More
Bradley Grosjean
1 answerAdd commentOct 10, 2021
LouisianaCollectionsLien DeadlinesMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
We are a Electrical Contractor working in SD, NE and IA. We are doing an Arc Flash Study at a Facility. We would be on the Customers Site typically one day then we would go back to our SD Office and run reports / studies to complete the Arc Flash study and send the Finalized report and findings to the Customer with the invoice. How can we protect our payment? What would we need to file? Any pre notices to send to customer?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 6, 2021
South DakotaLien Deadlines
I have an existing lien for a customer which was due to lift on 9/22/21; however, I have filed an urgent extension before the deadline. Unfortunately, I was not informed by Levelset that the homeowner would need to sign off on the extension for it to be filed. Today I received an unsigned "Release of Mechanics' Lien" from the homeowner requesting the lien be lifted by October 4th. What are my options to keep the lien in tact and pursue foreclosure?...Read More
Jeanne Bellettiere
1 answerAdd commentSep 29, 2021
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesLien Foreclosure
If I have a lien, how can I pursue the foreclosure without an attorney?...Read More
Anonymous Laborer
1 answerAdd commentSep 29, 2021
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesLien Foreclosure
We are a sub contractor that worked on a project for a contractor. We've completed the insulation work and they have yet to pay. We filed the preliminary lien but it appears we are past our deadline to file the actual lien. They will not respond and have not paid....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 4, 2021
CaliforniaLien Deadlines
I filed a lien 12/9/2020 for $75,000 on an investment home I did work on. Today it went pending, do I need to do anything more to get my money at the sale....Read More
Adam Knutsen
2 answersAdd commentSep 22, 2021
IndianaLien Deadlines
I just received a claim of lien on my property. There are many things wrong with this. The lawn company was supposed to perform the work in March 2021 and never showed. A couple weeks into April we came home and the work was done, being generous lets say it was April 15 (most likely a few days before). I thought their communication sucked but the work was done. I called them numerous times between April and now asking for a bill or how to pay. I always got a voicemail never got response. I have never seen a bill or a phone call from them, totally willing to pay for the service but don't know how without a bill or address to mail a check etc. Their website just has phone number and email. Today I received the claim of lien. The claim of lien still doesn't tell me where to pay. I called and left a message again today. I then looked up rules and if I'm correct he would have had to complete the work on June 25th or later to be able to file this lien. Is it best to try and dispute this now or should I wait to see if he sues me? I'm beyond mad. I would have used him all summer but he was horrible. I'm literally paying a different law company weekly - only say that to reference the small couple hundred amount is not worth this darn headache....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 28, 2021
IdahoBonding Off LienLien DeadlinesLien PriorityLien ReleasesMechanics LienRight to Lien
We are a subcontractor. The customer has not paid for two invoices, but all of the others were paid for. Due to Covid-19 we could not walk in to file the lien, and because we rarely file liens, we did not know that is how San Bernardino County was handling their lien filing. (By appointment only). We had to find an approved company, to do it over the internet, to expedite this, which is how we found the Levelset.com company. This webpage says we filed late. But our documents went to Levelset the same day we signed up. They took a couple of days to mail out the lien for recording. It has a date of 08/31/2021 (stamped). Our last day on the job was, 05/26/2021. (5 +30+31+19 = 85 days. We should have had 5 day grace period still available to file....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 29, 2021
CaliforniaLien Deadlines
missed the preliminary deadline can I still file an intent to file a lien? ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 28, 2021
ArizonaLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
I did work at this residential home we started in may 2020 the owner came home from being sick in June 2020 so we went back and did little shit here and there in oct he past away and they had a Admenastrater from probate court handing the estate we’ll miss Hewitt wanted me to finish up the work so I did and it was done dec 2020 MISS HEWITT SAID TO GO TO THE Admenastrater she is thr own handing the estate she never paid me so feb 2021 I sent a intent to lien didn’t get any response so April 5 I sent another one and 10 days later I went and filed the lien with Denver Clerk recorder she said the lien was good and they would file it so I get a call this week it is the title company asking me to verify my signature so they can pay me because they are asking the property on Sept 30 2021 I said sure she said she would get at me at the end of the week so we can get this done well she calls back and tells me that the lien was pulled it was no goid and they ant paying me the attorney that is handling the estate in probate to the tile company that DONT worry about the lean it was no good to sale the home I went back to county clerk recorder to see if the lien was still there it is so now I would like to know how do I put a judgement on the property ...Read More
Nina Gallegos
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 25, 2021
ColoradoLien Deadlines
We were a GC on a big job in Texas. Our lien expiration is 10/15/21. We only have 1.8 M invoiced so far, can I file a lien for that amount and when we bill the balance which will be another 1.8 M amend the lien to reflect the actual dollar amount even if the original lien expiration was 10/15/21 ? Can I just file a lien for the entire contact amount even if we have not invoiced it all ?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 22, 2021
TexasLien Deadlines