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A lien has been recorded against owner's property by a subcontractor with no contract with the owner. Subcontractor provided a preliminary notice but failed to list the type of labor or materials he was providing in the section of the preliminary notice that asks for this information. In fact, it was blank. Does the owner have a defense to this lien claim?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 20, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Thus far, we have only sent pre-lien notices to the taxpayer of each property. However, my understanding from reading another WA state construction lawyer blog is that we should be sending the notice to both the property owner and the prime contractor. Additionally, upon receipt of full payment, we're meant to send a lien release to both parties. Is this the case?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 21, 2021
WashingtonPreliminary Notice
I am a house owner in Pennsylvania. I had hired a PA to help with an electrical unit replacement claim. The PA then called the restoration company to rip off the drywall and install moisture sucking machine to find the potential leak that caused the unit replacement. They were unsuccessful in finding the cause and then we got a local handyman to fix it for us for just $150. We were told that that the claim would pay for all the expenses but the work authorization contract we signed with the restoration company had a line that said I will be responsible to pay the company if the claim gets rejected. The PA also created an inflated bill for future repairs such as repainting the drywall and carpet replacement and sent it to our insurance company which eventually got denied. The restoration company wants us to pay the inflated bill of $8000 for one day's worth of work (ripping drywall (in ~100sqft area) and sent us a notice of lien. How do I deal with this? I do not want to get into any legal battles....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 11, 2021
PennsylvaniaMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary Notice
I was hired to install a french drain. I completed the work, and the client refused to pay me, stating I installed the drain improperly. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentJun 24, 2020
TennesseeMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
How to complete a pre lien notice if I don’t have the bank info that’s providing the construction funds thru the owner and contractor ?...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 25, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice
How to complete a pre lien notice if I don’t have the bank that’s providing the construction funds thru the owner and contractor ?...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 25, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice
I'm a non-licensed mechanic can I put a mechanic's lien on a vehicle still being financed...Read More
By Anonymous Laborer
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 25, 2021
TexasMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
My mom was getting car financed and she died and now im making payments on car without any paper work. I had it fixed and a kein was put on jt...Read More
By Anonymous Laborer
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 25, 2021
TexasMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
An attorney friend lied, said he was broke. Asked to borrow money and then tried turning the money I sent him into a job working for me. There was no job offer or any position available. It was made clear. Behind closed doors he was acting like he was the boss telling me I needed to pay him 60k retainer. I kindly asked him to leave and was going to have him arrested if he returned. He said s still holding 20k of my money. No call contracts or agreements were ever signed. He was a friend of another attorney friend that passed 2-3 yrs ago. Our long distance conversations grew-I one time said if I had the Money I would pay him 5k for listening. He always replied- no, we are just friends Julie. Help? Now I've been scammed. I do not want to involve my real attorneys. This guy conned me all the way. How do I file a lien and/or send an invoice for return of borrowed money? -Jerome Texas...Read More
By Julie Ingram
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 24, 2021
FloridaPreliminary Notice
I sent the notice of lien 2 days ago by certified mail acknowledgement due the contract was with the realtor not with the owner how long do I have to wait to file the mechanics lien? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 22, 2021
IllinoisPreliminary Notice
Last furnishing date should generally be the last date that the equipment is on site being used. If the equipment is just lying around on site waiting to be picked up, or if their customer is no longer being charged for the use of the equipment, that generally won't serve to push the deadline back. My follow up question to this is, if our leased equipment set for 12months is returned earlier or later than the “end date” entered into Levelset, how will that effect anything? Should we still enter the term date listed on the contract into Levelset?...Read More
By Anonymous Equipment Lessor
1 answerAdd commentJan 19, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice
Do you have to have the "physical" contract to file a preliminary notice. Isn't once "Intent" is established or a Notice to Proceed?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 8, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice
I'm an environmental consultant and collected 2, 4oz jars of soil media and with an oral agreement to submit the soil to a lab, which I have an account. There was 8 total analyses for literally hundreds of compounds totaling $1,300. There was urgency on behalf of the Client and these samples would help to define the subsequent proposal and cost estimate. The Client is now saying that he did not order the analysis, says he ordered the analysis to stop and won't pay. He was to late to stop the process of analysis. There is a definite "shelf life" or technically a holding time of 10 days. Please advise....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 11, 2021
MichiganConstruction ContractMechanics LienPayment DisputesPreliminary Notice
It looks like we never filed a preliminary notice on a job....am i able to still file a notice past a deadline?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJan 14, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice
I have a customer that has a job that has multiple locations, but it's all the same job. Do I have to file pre-liens for each job location, (which I have to find the locations of), or can I just pre-lien the job itself? A blanket pre lien. Thank you!...Read More
By Robert Merwin
2 answersAdd commentJan 12, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice