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Can a moving company file a lien for the packing and delivering of a customers household goods? The client has refused to pay dispite having signed an agreement. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
MaineMechanics Lien
If I file one affidavit claiming both a statutory mechanics lien and a constitutional mechanics lien, and if the statutory lien ends up being thrown out - would the constitutional lien be thrown out simply because they're on the same document?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 20, 2021
TexasMechanics Lien
I am a Contractor in Missouri. I did a commercial job in Iowa (I was a sub conractor). The Iowa contractor has not paid me. (over $40k still due) Do I file the mechanics lien in Iowa or Missouri? If in Iowa, must I do this in person at their county's court house? (Clarinda, Iowa) Thank you!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
MissouriMechanics Lien
The initial contract with our customer included millwork and stone. Weeks later, the customer decided they wanted to add installation, which accounts for close to $150,000.00. Rather than amending the contract, the customer treated the installation as a change order. In this situation, can we include the installation/change order in the original contract price for the job or will we need to treat them as 2 separate jobs for documentation purposes? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 20, 2021
ArizonaMechanics Lien
I have a friend who owns a house and hired a contractor to do some work. The contractor did not finish the work and my friend is unwilling to fully pay him. So the contractor has put a lien on his property for the 2000.00 expected to pay. The attorney fees that the contractor has incurred is 450 and they are expecting my friend to pay the 2000 and 450. My friend does not want to pay for this because the job was left unfinished and not done well. My friend has no intention of selling the house soon. Is it true that after 2 years this lien will cease to be in effect and he does not have to worry about this lien or should he contact an attorney to fight this?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentOct 19, 2021
IllinoisLien ForeclosureMechanics Lien
Around 5 years ago, I had a plumber do work to unclog a sewer line for me on a rental property in Lee County, FL. I paid him $350. even though he failed to complete the job. He sent me an additional bill for $300. for extra time he spent, but STILL was unable to clear the line. So I paid another plumbing company who had the equipment to remove the shale in the cast iron pipes to allow the flow of the waste water. Problem solved. I spoke to the 1st company and argued that I should not have to pay their additional bill since they did NOT solve the problem and I had to hire a 2nd company who did. The 1st co. filed a mechanics lien on the property about about 5 years ago which I assume was done properly. Being extremely busy with other work of I had forgotten about it and am now wondering what kind of problem this will be for me. Is the lien still in effect? Do I have to pay or sue to remove it? Thanks for any advice!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 18, 2021
FloridaMechanics Lien
My son had a verbal agreement with a contractor working for a cable company. His many attempts to get the manager to sign a written contract were met with resistance and this manager telling him that he wanted to bring him on as an employee, even though the original agreement was for him to be a subcontractor from his own landscaping business. Last week, while I was in the hospital, my son was picked up on a warrant charge and was unable to contact this contractor for the week he was in jail. Today when he was finally able to contact the contractor about his pay which should have been deposited on Friday last week and wasn't. Their verbal agreement was that they would pay him $60.50 per job, in addition the company would be responsible for paying his gas to and from the city the job was in which is 78 miles from our home. The first day of work they assigned him to training at $150/day which was not part of the agreement, then when he told the contractor he needed money for gas the contractor changed the agreement again and told him it would come out of his check for the week. Currently with all the deductions the contractor has taken and what we have recorded as my son's work this contractor owes him a total of $1,195.50, if we charge him mileage that would be $300 more. My question is how can we get this contractor to comply and pay what he owes him and if he refuses what is our recourse since this was a verbal contract and we are in Texas? We believe he has text messages between him and the contractor sending him to different locations to perform the job he verbally contracted him to do....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 17, 2021
TexasConstruction ContractMechanics Lien
I spent 14 months between October, 2018 and November, 2019 acting as a General Contractor for someone building two shops on his property. In November, 2019 as the job was completed he brought someone else in and terminated my employment without paying me for my work. He drew up a promissory not to promise to pay me $50,000.00 at $5,000.00 per month starting in November of 2019 and each and every month following until the balance was paid in full. He made 3 payments and stopped paying me in January of 2020. I have sent several letters and emails to him with no results. His excuse for not paying me is that "His wife passed away from Covid 19 in 2020 and he doesn't think he owes me or the world anything and does not care what anyone thinks. He still owes me $35,000.00 along with $9,876.00 worth of tools and equipment I was not allowed to take with me when I left. I was told that I was entitled to file a "Constitutional Lein" in the State of Texas for up to 4 years against this property. That is what I would now like to do. Please advise...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 15, 2021
TexasMechanics Lien
I just received a lien against my property for services provided by my landscaping company - they built a patio for me in mid-September. I paid my landscaper in full when the work was performed. The claimant is the pavingstone provider. The landscaper is the “person indebted”. In addition, the date “contributions became due” was three months before the work was even performed at my house. Can I be held legally liable for this if my landscaper did not pay the pavingstone company, even though I paid in full? What is my recourse here?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 15, 2021
WashingtonMechanics Lien
We contracted window world for 18 windows and one entry door we gave them 50% 7200 down ETA about 20 weeks sometime in January or February we were in the process of refinancing the house and was set to close when we found out there was a lien on the house which we wasn’t told anything about it have not received goods or service and we’re losing I refinanced deal because of the lien...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
FloridaMechanics Lien
If a company or individual does not have any type of contractors license in the State of Georgia can they file a mechanics lien or enforce a contract for payment? This question is for residential remolding in the amount of $90K in Georgia....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 14, 2021
GeorgiaConstruction ContractLawsuitLicensesMechanics Lien
We hired a contractor to pour our concrete slab. He came to see the site, received a copy of the site plan and specs relating to the slab. Later [same weekend], he texted me a price of 17000 [and listed various things it included such as machine rental, skid steer, labor, etc.]. I even met with both him and the steel building contractor who would be erecting the building just 2 weeks later after we agreed to hire him. This was in June, in the end of September, the job was finally finished [not due to our delays, but his]. At no time during this entire 3 month period did he attempt to tell us that he needed to renegotiate the agreed upon amount or that it would be higher. He was billing on a monthly basis, which we paid quickly. I was keeping track of the bill totals. His one email about any specific money amount was to ask us to send a check for 11,000 for the concrete. His final bill was $4700 more than what we agreed to pay [including a price of 12,600 for concrete and he listed the 11,000 as a prepayment with no explanation of why he was billing us 1600 more than he told us it would be. Once I emailed him and said we never agreed to a new 27.6% increased amount, he made all kinds of excuses. Our site plan never changed, the slab he poured is the exact same size as was made available by the steel building manufacturer. Instead of pouring the entire slab in a single pour, he insisted in making the porch into a separate pour, later, that was his excuse for part of the increased amount [which is confusing, how can it cost more to pour on a different day]. In addition, one of his reasons to pour the porch separate was so he could re-use the forms from the larger section of the slab, yet in his final bill, he charged us again for form material. I have documentation of all of these amounts [in both texts and emails]. We have paid him in total the 17,000 we originally agreed to. My question is if he attempts to file a mechanics lien, would it stand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien
Lien was placed on our property. This person has a history of doing this to people. He has no contractor's license and no CDL. Took $15,000 worth of dirt off our property after ruining our pond. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 20, 2021
New MexicoMechanics Lien
We hired a contractor to pour our concrete slab. He came to see the site, received a copy of the site plan and specs relating to the slab. Later, he texted me a price. I even met with both him and the steel building contractor who would be erecting the building just 2 weeks after the price. This was in June, in the end of September, the job was finally finished [not due to our delays, but his]. At no time during this entire 3 month period did he attempt to tell us that he needed to renegotiate the agreed upon amount or that it would be higher. He was billing on a monthly basis, which we paid quickly. I was keeping track of the bill totals. His final bill was $4700 more than what we agreed to pay. Once I emailed him and said we never agreed to a new amount, he made all kinds of excuses. I have documentation of all of these amounts [in both texts and emails]. My question is if he attempts to file a mechanics lien, would it stand?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 19, 2021
TennesseeMechanics Lien