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Subcontractor states preliminary notice is affecting their ability to be funded by the bank. They have asked us to retract preliminary and once funding is approved, we can re-instate....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentFeb 2, 2023
UtahLien DeadlinesLien ReleasesPreliminary Notice
In CA is it against the law or any code to file a mechanics lien that is not the correct amount. Can the lien be voided or invalidated because it is not the correct amount?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 27, 2023
CaliforniaLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
I,am in the process of selling my real estate proerty with a city lien on property. I, will pay the adminstration fee fine off at closing from the sell of real estate property. My question is can this be done and file for a release at this time. Or will I, have to pay off prior to going to closing. What is the best way to get clear tile in this case....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 27, 2020
IllinoisLien Releases
I am a homeowner that had a tree fall onto/into my home. I hired a contractor to redo my roof, gutters, and bathroom. The contractor seemed sketchy from the beginning. After signing paperwork, he refused to give me copies of the paperwork (first red flag) - kept claiming he emailed them to me and there must've been something wrong with my email because I wasn't receiving his emails. He repaired the roof and gutters without issue. No further problems were found, no further materials were needed, the work was done in one day. Two weeks later, I got a phone call from my insurance company saying that they were issuing an additional check because they spoke to my contractor and were informed that all of the work had been completed. I informed them that the roof and gutters were completed, the bathroom was not. During this time, we informed the contractor that we no longer wanted him to do the bathroom because he was acting extremely aggressive. Fast forward ten more days later, I received another phone call that they were issuing yet another check, even more than the first check. I called the insurance to ask what the second check was for and they said for materials. No additional materials were purchased as all materials were purchased prior to the work being done and the work was done almost a month prior. I informed the insurance company representative of this and was told "they just issue the checks and it is up to the homeowner to distribute them accordingly." During the meantime, I have to go to a completely different state to cash the insurance checks because of the way my mortgage is written (they have to be included in the insurance checks and must also endorse - they also do not have a branch in my state and it would take a long time to mail out and have the checks returned). The contractor was informed of this and stated to take my time, he was in no rush. Apparently that was not the case as he informed my fiancé that he was filing a mechanics lien against my home without my knowledge. I was, and still have not been served with any documentation notifying me of this lien. However, after a county search, I found the lien. The lien contains false information (wrong date of contract, wrong contract amount, wrong reason that the amount had not been paid, etc...). All of this false information is detrimental to my character and I have enough going on in my life, the last thing I need is someone making me look bad after I'm already struggling. I paid off the amount of the mechanics lien to get it taken care of and notified the contractor that it was paid and he refuses to satisfy the lien with the court. I thankfully printed off a copy of the lien, the invoice with the lien amount, and the receipt stating it was paid because as soon as I paid off the lien he went online and changed the amount due and told me I owed him more money. I do not have more money to pay him, I don't know what to do and I want to get this lien off of my house and get this scam artist out of my life. I spoke to the county clerk and they said the contractor is the only one who can satisfy the lien without me contacting a lawyer and I do not have the money to do so. Help!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 26, 2023
New YorkLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
My customer bonded out of a lien to sell their property. Do I refile the same lien or do I have to place a claim on the bond? I’m unclear on what my next step is....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 13, 2023
OregonLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
We had a bad contractor fired for very poor workmanship and he put a lein on my clients home for $11,000. So we paid off the lein to the county clerk and the subcontractor had one year to bring a law suit. The sub contractor never sued since he had no mean of winning. How do we get our 11,000 from the town clerk....Read More
Randy Foley
3 answersAdd commentJan 24, 2023
New YorkLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
I'm run a solar sales organization. I have a client who paid cash for Solar, Roof and a new HVAC unit with ducting work. The HVAC construction company I subcontracted fir the job was a total mess. He came out to give an estimate and while we were still negotiating the projects cost. He started the job without a signed agreement between us and without any form of pdown payment exchanged for him to begin the job. He installed the unit that he knew a part in the furnace was on a recall. So it didn't work. He left a whole in the drywall near ducting system. He left gaslines unvalved and then was unreachable when we were trying to get him to schedule to come back to fix all the issues he had left on the project unfinished. We had to hiring another subcontractor to correct the issues inorder to pass the HERS test. Which added to the overall project expenses. When we sent him an invoice of the additional charges to fix his mistakes and for having abandoned the project. We deducted the additional expenses from the verbal agreement he made with us at $12,500.00, we did not hear back from him. In fact we have still not heard back from him since. However, he filled a Mechanical Lien against the homeowners and their property for $14,000.00. The lien he filed is fraudulent we never signed a subcontracting contract with him or his company at any time during the process of the project and installation. The property is in Napa County but their court house says the lien wasn't filed in their courts jurisdiction. I need help getting to a resolution for both the homeowners and my company. Considering that this contractor has numerous suspensions and violations on his licenses. I have a feeling that the lien my have been improperly filed and granted. Is there a way to determine if he also committed fraud when having the lien put against the homeowners property? How can my company dispute the lien validity in order to have it removed and/or expunged?...Read More
Nicole Alonso
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 26, 2022
CaliforniaLawsuitLien ReleasesLien WaiversMechanics LienRetainage
I had a Sub-subcontractor send an intent to lien. We got them paid and they sent me the unconditional waiver. Are we OK legally at this point or do we need anything else from their attorney?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 10, 2023
TexasLien Releases
I have an expired lien on my property in the state of Florida. It expired 9 days ago. How do I remove it. I do not want to contact the party who liened the property...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 20, 2023
FloridaLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
Hello, We filed a lien through you for Kimberly Aguilar and she is now selling her home and the title company is asking for a payoff letter for the property. The letter has to show the balance along with any interest that may have been charged. It needs to state who the check needs to be payable too and where to mail the check. And lift the judgment on the house once we receive payment. Can you help us with this?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 20, 2020
WisconsinLien ReleasesMechanics Lien
We are being released from a project that we have been on for a long time. There are multiple issues with this project and due to health conditions the bonding company that took over the original contract is pulling of the job. They are releasing us as the sub contractor. We are waiting a release of lien or something that releases us from every imaginable and unimaginable scenario. Can zlien help us with that or is there anything you can suggest?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 10, 2018
FloridaConstruction ContractLien Releases
We are a product supplier. Customer refused to pay for months. We filed a lien and and now they have paid and want the lien released. They are stating that neither they nor the GC will reimburse us about $400 for our filing and release expenses. Can I legally require them to reimburse before releasing the lien? If not, what other recourse do I have? Thanks...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentJan 12, 2023
TexasLien Releases
I received an email from Chicago Title that our payment was ready. Would it be safe to proceed with the lien release before receiving the payment, since it is no longer with the owner, but the title company instead?...Read More
Vidal Ferreyra
2 answersAdd commentJan 12, 2023
IllinoisLien Releases
i am an unpaid sub on a job. Freedom Mortgage is holding a final draw on the property. i could not get homeowner to agree to pay me so i filed. now that i filed, we have agreed to paying me out of the final draw from the bank. The bank however wants me to record the NJ release of unpaid balance form BEFORE the money can be distributed to the GC/Homeowner. How can i record this BEFORE i get paid? i cannot lie and say i was paid in full. can i change the language to say: contingent upon receiving funds from final Freedom Bank Draw request?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 20, 2020
New JerseyLien DeadlinesLien ReleasesMechanics LienRecovery Options
while trying to sell an inherited property from my late father. I had an offer to buy my house for 570k to a guy who was going to flip it for profit. We did not have a legal contract. After finding problems with the house I sold it to someone else for 480k. The original guy now says I owe him 80k and has filed a mechanics lien on my house blocking me from closing with the other contract. What do I do now...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
4 answersAdd commentJan 5, 2023
TexasLien ReleasesMechanics Lien