Need to hire a painter in Aventura, FL (the city has its own requirements, but for now I want to know at least the state requirements). I got two quotes one for $2,000 and one for $3,100. However the more expensive one can start immediately (I am pressed on time). Do I have to deal with any permits, NOC, etc. just for a paint job for the walls of my condo? If a painter is not licensed, is that a problem or do I need to look for licensed ones?...Read More
I was hired by the contractor to remove the entire HVAC system indoor and out. Also I relocated the outdoor unit , rebuilt the duct the entire duct system and gas line. I was assured that I would be paid upon completion of the work done. However after the work was completed I was told to wait for it to be sold....Read More
I had some new windows installed and there was a Notice of Commencement filed. The 1 year time limit has expired. The window vendor installed the incorrect windows with the incorrect tint. Several windows are still on back order. I am refusing to pay the window vendor the balance until he replaces the windows with the incorrect tint. No liens were filed during the first year when the NOC was valid. Since I am refusing to pay the window vendor until the correct windows are installed—and there is no valid NOC since it expired—can the window vendor file a valid mechanics lien on my property? Should I refuse to sign a Second Notice of Lien and hold off having them do any work to put more leverage on them as they don’t want to replace the windows with the incorrect tint?...Read More
If I am a home owner hiring a roofing company to re-roof my house am I responsible for getting a commencement notice? If they are licensed and will be pulling the permit am I required to notarize and record a commencement notice?...Read More
I can find notice of commencement for private companies such as Hillsborough County Associates, but I find none for Hillsborough County Public Schools. There is a GC (Manhattan Construction) but they have no NOCs for the schools; however, the project has begun. Is NOC just for private jobs?...Read More
I just received a notice of commencement for a project that has now gone on hold in Georgia. Are there any repercussions for this regarding the notice of commencement? Is there any action I need to take as the GC?...Read More
Contractor and I had many verbal disagreements re terms, service etc. they proceeded with work despite my telling them not to. (I was not present). I later find that they FORGED my signature on a Notice of Commencement THEY EXECUTED (same day as the estimate given) ansd their office NOTARY falsely notarized same (I have never been to that office, seen her, presented ID,etc). Then they filed this fraudulent document in Circuit Ct. Due to ongoing disputes, they filed a lien, and am now suing for foreclosure. Is a lien based on a fraudulent NOC valid?
My question is related to the following.
We did a preliminary notice on an address that we thought was the location. This was to the best of our knowledge at the time.
The customer did not pay. We contacted the GC but they agreed to pay us but then changed there mind and stated that they never received a preliminary notice. Looks like the job was near the location we had our equipment at.
Do we have any recourse? Can we still move forward with a mechanics lien? ...Read More
What happens when the company pulls the permit and doesn’t inform the homeowner about the Notice of Commencement? Are homeowners just expected to know about it? The company I hired intentionally never told me about it or asked me to sign. Why wouldn’t the homeowners signature also be required for the permit? I believe much of what happened probably wouldn’t have if it was. Not only does this leave homeowners liable for paying twice, it can lead to a number of serious adverse effects. My family’s safety and well-being were completely compromised because of the health hazards from the property damage this company left behind. Without the NOC, my roof went on without a midway or final inspection. They left the permit open and refused to take responsibility for any of the damage they created when they caused my pan roof to collapse. This included a 40 foot stretch of fascia torn off my roof that exposed my home’s structure and allowed rainwater in. No one ever said anything to me about it; not their insurer nor the adjuster and I know that they knew. I started battling allergies and chronic migraines I’d never had before. Two years later, my previously healthy 6 year old dog was dead. Another year later is when I discovered the mold and I had no choice but to abandon my home of 22 years. This devastated me. I’m broke and homeless because of the entire ordeal and I’m probably going to lose my home. I’ve been trying for the past 3+ years since the day that this happened to get somebody to help me. I’m at a loss how the hell this could happen to begin with. I do have one last question though…I’d just like to know why this was allowed to happen. Why did having recourse depend on the amount of money I had when this business was licensed, bonded and insured? Suing them civilly shouldn’t be my only option when there were criminal violations as well. I later found out the people who I contacted with weren’t licensed owners as they made themselves out to be. They weren’t company employees. They were unlicensed contractors renting the owners license. There was no oversight whatsoever when their workers were busy destroying my home, not even a foreman was present. Can someone please explain how this is OK? I can’t for the life of me understand…...Read More
I filed and NOC and some of the information was changed to incorrect information. It has already been filed with the courthouse so I am trying to cancel that one and resubmit a new once since that one cant be changed anymore. ...Read More
We are a GC in Ohio working on a project with a NOC that has not been completed and have been awarded a second project on the same property with a new contract. Do we file an amended NOC or a new NOC?...Read More