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Hello, My question specifically pertains to the through date field on the unconditional progress lien release. To provide an example, we bill on a monthly basis on the last day of the month (Inv. 1 - 1/31/21; Inv. 2 - 2/28/21; Inv. 3 - 3/31/21; Inv. 4 - 4/30/21; Inv. 5 - 5/31/21; Inv. 6 - 6/30/21). The clients first payment covers invoice 1 & 2. The client's second payment covers invoice 4, 5 & 6. The client technically did not pay Inv. 3. What should the through date be on my 2 unconditional progress lien releases? Should they both reference 2/28/21 as the through date? Thank you! ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 9, 2021
CaliforniaLien ReleasesLien Waivers
I have a four year old expired mechanics lien on my property. It is not on my credit report. Can this prevent me from refinancing my mortgage? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 4, 2021
FloridaLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
What can be done if a preliminary lien notice has been filed to the incorrect name, parcel number and address? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 4, 2021
AlaskaLegal Property DescriptionLien Releases
In California once a lien is filed on a property I have 90 days "after" recording the lien to file an action. So I have read it on several legal & law sites. It is my understanding that the day has 24 hours, typically counted midnight to midnight. It is also my understanding that "after" in the English language means, after that day of the filing and thus aforementioned day is not included. Otherwise it would not, could not be 90 days. It would be only 89 days. As a fictitious example: if I register a lien at 3:55 PM at the recorder's office there's nothing thereafter I can do on that day as all government offices close at 4 PM. If hypothetically there would be a government office that operates 24/7 and I record the lien at 11:55 p.m. I would effectively have only 89 days and 5 minutes. A lien was recorded at the recorder's office on August 1, 2018 (no time stamp). An action was filed, after the fruitless settlement offers, on October 31, 2018 10:51 AM My action was filed and deemed [suspiciously] on the 91st day after a few month long fruitless attempts to settle and work out the payment issues with the client. Also, between August 1 and October 31 is at least one official government high holiday; Labor Day. Everywhere else and everything else I looked up in this state or other states it appears that government holidays do not count as well as counting begins after the filing day for obvious rational and correct reasons. So what is the jurisprudence and truth in California in all this? With kind regards, Rob ...Read More
Robert Dorner
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 30, 2021
CaliforniaChange OrdersConstruction ContractLawsuitLien ForeclosureLien ReleasesMechanics LienSlow PaymentSubstantial Completion
Our customer is requesting a conditional waiver and release on progress payment. We have not filed a lien or a prelien on the customer. Is a release necessary? What if the customer is requiring a release to make a partial payment? ...Read More
Erin Griffin
1 answerAdd commentAug 20, 2021
ArizonaLien ReleasesLien Waivers
Hello, My grandparents had some work done to their home back in 1987, and some of that work noticeable as poor workmanship (long story) however my grandfather did not pay all the monies and a lien was placed on their home. the lien was sold to a third party and the lien was not enforced within the time frame in Texas I assume becuase nothing never happeded. They never went to court and my grandmother is still living in the home. Howver after the ice storm in Texas she need to get some work done to her home and now she cant because it shows that deed is listed under the 3rd party that bought the debt.Please help with a little insight on what we need to do after 34 yrs. Thank in advnace...Read More
m carrier
1 answerAdd commentAug 16, 2021
TexasLien Releases
I believe there is a need for a partial lien release in one of our active jobs. They already paid for $110k of the $150k that is due, but now they have become unresponsive. Can you please educate me on partial payments and lien waivers/releases?...Read More
Tishan Abrams
2 answersAdd commentAug 11, 2021
TexasLien Releases
Hello, I have a question as a general contractor with a subcontractor, we would like to send them a conditional final lien waiver but, they dispute what they are owed. If they send the lien waiver back altered in anyway are we still obligated to make the payment? We are in Missouri, the project was in South Carolina. Thank you, Eileen Walsh More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 12, 2021
MissouriLien ReleasesLien Waivers
My grandmother got some damage from a storm in November 2020 and she called her Ins. comp. they came out and wrote an estimate. My uncle met a roofer sent him over to look at everything and he did and my grandfather passed away from covid January 3rd, We had been waiting for them to start work for two months already. they came on the 5th to finally pick shingle colors etc. I asked him did they have an quote or scope of work for her and he said they work off of the insurance comp. est. which was approx. 10,000( for notes and pricing est. this is a mobile home roof) so that the homeowner doesn't have to pay a ton of money out of pocket. My grandmother with all going on signed her shingle choice on order his name is on it but its only his first name it isnt even a signature. Well in March they still hadn't started this job and lied to us continuously. Well roof has been done and now there is an 0utstanding balance of about 7500 and they sent a claim of lein yesterday. I'm pretty sure they let that time run out already to even be able to file it noone has done any work here since approx mid march. Worse than all this they apparently don't think 90 yr old people can get on the roof and maybe she can't but her grandchildren can and we discovered the Solar powered pricing they used for the attic fans (I used to work in restoration and they use xactimate pricing program that i still have access too) 4 fans for 2100 well the fans on her roof i have photos and video are used empy metal shells for a fan but there is no fan no motor nothing but a hole and lot of moisture in her attic. There are lots of other things they have tried to pull but during all the chaos of losing our patriarch of the family, her husband of 65 years. I feel they are trying to take advantage of the situation claiming the long process was to give her time to grieve etc. and permits were holding up the work . She didnt ask for time she asked for a new roof and I got the permit nonsense cleared up in less than an hr. I haven't even told the company we opened the covers on their used rusted spray painted mock fans on the roof yet. I was trying to get further insight on what options we have either criminal and/or through civil court system. I have all of our conversations recorded with this comp. bc they have lied so many times. my name is Anne casteel my phone numer 308-385-8275 this is a claim in Florida....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 10, 2021
FloridaLawsuitLien DeadlinesLien ReleasesPayment Disputes
Property Restoration company is trying to put a lien on house (which I'm putting on the market to sell) but has not completed job as of Aug. 7, 2021. He just sent painters Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, who repainted bathroom, painted kitchen walls that were messed up from previous painter. On July 20, 2021, owner said he still needs to contact floor manufacturer about floor issues. Floor workers showed up unscheduled Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, while I was at a doctor appointment. I asked if workers could return after 2:30 PM after I returned home. Only response was "checking". I haven't been given the opportunity to sign a completion and satisfaction agreement. How do I get the lien withdrawn in writing? Can I make the final payment with proof the lien has been withdrawn? I'm concerned he's trying to delay the sale of my home. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 8, 2021
GeorgiaLien Releases
Good evening! I ordered a Request for Cancellation and just reviewed the file. The box R.S. 9:5169 is checked and it is not the right one. It is supposed to be the other box R.S. 9:4823. Need this fixed ASAP please. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Respectfully Mariah Laughlin HR Manager Southern Outfitters Design LLC (337) 287-8639 ...Read More
William DeRemer III
Waiting for answerAdd commentAug 4, 2021
LouisianaLien Releases
I want to release the lien we filed against Star Scrap Metal at 1509 Bluff Road in Montebello CA...Read More
Nancy Kozakar
1 answerAdd commentJul 27, 2021
CaliforniaLien Releases
We filed a timely prelim on a public works (DWP) job and subsequently filed a Stop Notice. The DWP representative said they would not issue a joint check because the GC's contract has no listed subcontractors. I will not release my Stop Order because I know if the GC receives the check he will not pay us because he is in great debt. What can we do?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 27, 2021
CaliforniaLien ReleasesStop Notice
I hired a contractor to fix the drywall in my basement due to water damage. This was an insurance claim, and the contractor was a preferred vendor for the insurance company. I paid my deductible to the contractor, and my insurance company paid the rest. The contractor hired a drywall company to complete the work. The drywall company wasn’t paid by the contractor for the work (it’s only been 30 days since the work was completed.) The drywall company is calling me threatening to put a lien on my home. Can he do this considering I was contracted with the contractor not the drywall company, and I paid everything in full. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 24, 2021
IowaLien PriorityLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
On a recently filed Release of Mechanics Lien, I checked the box "Claimant wishes to release the Claim of Lien for other reasons, but reserves any rights available under law to pursue collection of the claim amount." Does this mean that I can no longer lien the property in the event of non-payment? If I can no longer lien the property, what options do I now have to pursue payment?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 15, 2021
TexasLien Releases