Preliminary Notice Legal Questions

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If we have a sub who has a supplier that he hasn't paid, and the sub comes to us and says he sent a 20-day notice, are we on the hook if they can't prove that we received it?...Read More
ArizonaPreliminary Notice
We are a supplier for HVAC equip. We sold equip to a subcontractor. The GC is asking for a lien waiver from DMG, company we bought equipment and testing/commissioning from? DMG filed a prelim on this job....Read More
CaliforniaLien WaiversPay ApplicationsPreliminary Notice
I completed cabinet installation with the sub- cabinet supplier on a multi-unit building they have yet to pay the full invoice amount...Read More
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPayment DisputesPreliminary Notice
This is for design and engineering only at this point. Do we file a prelien for this?...Read More
CaliforniaLien DeadlinesPreliminary Notice
[Liz at Levelset posting on behalf of user] We just got a job that has 24 different addresses. It is an apartment complex type deal. We want to see if there is a way we can secure all of that under one notice rather than sending a preliminary notice to each address. It's all for one apartment complex, but has multiple buildings & different addresses per building. I have a Material Purchase Certificate that has the address for the entire permit location on it. I'm not sure if that address would cover all of it. Last time we did this we had our attorney do it for us. Do we need to send a separate notice for each address?...Read More
MississippiPreliminary Notice
The invoice received shows dated 7/28/2020, 8/7/2020 .If a deadline is missed to send out the prelim notices and notice of intent can we request an extension or our filing rights?...Read More
MichiganLien WaiversPreliminary Notice
We are a subcontractor that is towards the end of a project, we are owed money on invoices that are past due. Do we need to send any type of formal notice prior to filing a mechanics lien?...Read More
New YorkNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary Notice
the sub was advanced the funds and the lender has not been paid, a lien needs to be filed however it seems the deadline for document to be sent has past, can the documents still be sent and lien be filed??...Read More
ColoradoLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPayment DisputesPreliminary Notice
Hi Is a preliminary notice any use if there was no contract written up and nothing signed ? My concrete supplier/installer is trying to charge me 8yards extra over the amount that actually went into the foundations , and he won’t come over to the site and measure up what actually went in ! Now he has sent me a preliminary notice, but we never had a contract written up neither so has he got a leg to stand on ? Thanks Mickey ...Read More
CaliforniaConstruction ContractMechanics LienPayment DisputesPreliminary Notice
I had moved in with my daughter to help with the house payments... I was going to move to Hawaii but I wasn't ready and all my money went to her for the house..All my thing were at her home and when things didn't work out she dumped me on my xmotherinlaw...the corona hit....the island closed and is still closed...I have an apartment now in Memphis Mi and want some of my things I left at her house ....I sent her a message on 1/29 stating to bring the small things to her grandmothers and the rest i didn't want....sent her an email stating what I wanted...Her grandmother just told her to bring her my daughter said there isn't much....I think she destroyed or threw my things photos of my travels to Hawaii severl time....europe etc...all my photos family etc on big box that was in her room stored under the stairs.....anyway some things that can not be replaced....can I give them a net worth and through a lien on her house?????on her personally?there also is a gem stone collection worth over $5000 ...Read More
MichiganLien WaiversNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary Notice
HI, Do we have to file a notice of identification in Mass or can we wait to see if we are not paid?...Read More
MassachusettsLien DeadlinesPreliminary Notice
I am a subcontractor working for the general contractor.He hired my company to install an alarm system at his place of business and home. Both locations have already been built. So my question is to file an NTO does it need to be a Construction site?...Read More
FloridaPreliminary Notice
The "constructor"- a dumpster rental company that my former tenant used to remove all her personal stuff (old tires, refrigerators, mattresses, etc) when she moved out, filed a mechanics lien on my residential property. The balance due was $180, but on the mechanics lien, it requested for $4200, including "legal process fee" of $1500 for each transition?? I already made my former tenant paid her back the owed $180, does the constructor have the legal rights to ask for more money on the lien? My property is in San Mateo county, CA. ...Read More
CaliforniaLawsuitLien ForeclosureMechanics LienPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
Hi there. I have been working as a part time project manager for a company which has a property facing foreclosure and auction, possibly bankruptcy within 30 days. I am owed approximately $3000 in owed labor for time organizing GCs, laborers, deliveries, etc throughout the summer. I'd like to file a lien before this company goes under, but am unsure of the process or my rights as a contacted project manager. ...Read More
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