I am in Ohio. If I start engineering work for a project, does that constitute my first day on the job with respect to the timing of the Notice of Furnishing? Also, same question with regard to ordering material. Will that count as my first day on the job?...Read More
We have paid $220,000 and still have $67,000 to go. The GC did not provide us the DISCLOSURE STATEMENT REQUIRED FOR RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT. We did not know about Statutory Retainage and thus have not been withholding. How do I make up for this? I thought lien waivers up to this point from all subs and we would withhold 10% from this point forward. Or if will not provide lien waivers (pretty sure he will not) can we do 50% on the next 3 draws and 10% on each draw following... this would end with 10% of the contract price being retainage by the end of the build....Read More
My Florida homebuilder had not completed our house after more than a year after start of construction, so we fired him. There was also a lien on the property for roofing materials, an NTO from another sub, and he was demanding payment for unfounded/unsubstantiated invoices. As the direct contractor, does he have to serve me with a Notice to Owner before filing a lien on my property? If not, does he have a time limit for filing?...Read More
I have a filed pelim. Date ordered is 4.13.21 . recorded on may 20th. I need to update the address of general contractor. Am I still within my lien rights if I amend the address and it changes the date? We are running on a line rope with this job. I do not want any hiccups or interruptions . What should I do? General contractor is asking for a correction on their address. ...Read More
I hired a mold damage remediation company. They have failed to provide the certificate that the unit is now mold free. Now they are threatening to file a lien on my property. Without that certification that the unit is mold free I can niether rent or sell the property....Read More
We gave a windows and door company half of the project $ amount for them to order the doors and windows. We just received a notice of furnishing from the manufacture. Should I be concerned?...Read More
The job is completed everything is good I paid my contractor and they paid their supplier and sub but I don't want them to even be able to file a lien on my home if they wanted. If I don't get a release will they always have the ability to file a lien?...Read More
I am concerned that being a Sub-contractor on commercial private and Public projects ranging in the millions we would have substantial documentation if we do not file with the CC. This is whether or not the Preliminary is required by a certain state or not! looking forward to your prompt response. Thank You!...Read More
My boyfriend hired guys to paint a house and do some woodwork.. this lady is accusing my boyfriend of things that are not true. Like saying that the paint is too thin and there are 2 shades of paint that is a shadow. The guys he hired did do a bad job on some woof work, but he offered to fix it. This lady might be taking him to court. I'm not sure why she has so much anger in her! But, she cussed him out! ...Read More
My parents are in a small dispute with their contractor. There is no formal written contract - only a bid and then an oral agreement to proceed. There is a disagreement on the final amount owing so work has stopped and they have just given my parents a preliminary notice - this is after they have contacted an attorney, my parents have countered with a settlement etc. And of course, work started back in December. From what I read, am I correct in that because 1 - they did not have a written contract and 2 - they did not send the preliminary notice within the first 8 days of getting started, the contractor and his subcontractor will not be able to actually place a lien?...Read More
I paid my contractor for a couple of progress payments and received a prelim lien from the supplier. The contractor has not paid either the sub or supplier.
Do I need unconditional waiver and release on progress payments from both the sub and supplier or just the supplier?
Also would I need to issue a conditional final payment release to just the supplier? ...Read More