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I work in the trucking/construction industry as a subcontractor. I work through Brokers to get my job assignments. They don't pay us/me until they are paid by the contractor who called them for truck(s) to come out to there sites to either remove material or bring material to them at the sites. In other words I will not get paid at all until they are paid first by the contractor that hired them. I want to know if that is legal for them to do it that way AND if I should include as a matter of practice when I submit my work ticket(s) to them a 20-day Preliminary Notice. I am a bit concerned about upsetting the Broker. I'm not sure is they would take offence to me sending this kind of notice....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 24, 2018
CaliforniaPreliminary NoticePrompt PaymentRight to Lien
Once the project is paid in full, do I archive it?...Read More
By Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 11, 2020
FloridaPrompt Payment
The agreement between me and my contractor is that when starting your project was 1/2 down and 1/2 on completion. I already paid 1/4 but when my contractor asked request for the other 1/4 payment. We found s defect with the job and asked the contractor to fix it and we will pay the fee but he insists us to pay first and threat not to come back if he does not receive it. I lost my trust in him, what shall I do? I am thinking to hold back my payment and change new contractor as I am not satisfied by the job quality done by my contractor....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 30, 2020
MinnesotaConstruction ContractPrompt Payment
I would for a small, family-owned stone installation company. I wanted to make up a customer agreement form that lays out the services, payment stipulations, etc. One of the things I wanted to add was a late fee that would be added to the net invoice. But, I don't know what percentage I can charge a customer if they're late with the final payment, the timeframe, etc....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentNov 4, 2020
MaineCollectionsConstruction ContractPayment DisputesPrompt Payment
We are a subcontractor looking to get deposit from a GC for a project.They want us to use an AIA G702S form to request such deposit....Read More
By Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 30, 2020
FloridaPrompt Payment
We have been working on several Service Work Orders which we usually require payment right away but have been running into some that do not pay on time i.e. more that 120days past due? Is there anything we can do other filing a mechanics lien?...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 25, 2020
CaliforniaPrompt Payment
I have a contractor that asked for two milestone payments. Even though one of them was a little early (not 100% completed but close) I agreed to pay both of them but because I have in writing that I will agree to pay him both payments even though one is a little early, he is holding the (smaller) payment and not depositing it. Even though he insists neither of the payments are early. Is this some sort of strange strategy to avoid legally being found to accept an early payment for work not done yet? I think him not depositing the check is almost an admission of the payment being early but am I missing something?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 23, 2020
CaliforniaPrompt Payment
on Public Works projects in Colorado can General Contractor hold sub pay until conditional waiver for the payable amount is received?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 11, 2020
ColoradoLien WaiversPrompt Payment
I recently(11-07-2020) completed painting of the ceiling & walls in 16 condominiums(I believe they are individually owned ). As per a verbal agreement with the subcontractor I was to be paid $400 per unit. They have only paid me two separate payments of $300. I am still owed $6100 but the subcontractor makes excuses for why he has not paid me on the work I have completed. He pays everyone else but gives me the run around. I would like to send a Prompt Payment Demand and am curious if I should also send a copy to the GC, Condos, and each named owner (according to county property records)? If this does not get me paid can I file a lien and should I include notice of intent to file a lien in my demand for payment letter? Thank you for your time and assistance....Read More
By Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 15, 2020
TexasPrompt Payment
I have a customer that slander my business on social media site where I do 100 of my advertising. It has hurt me financially. And she refused to pay me. Can I add damages to the claim I just filed? ...Read More
By Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 15, 2020
GeorgiaPrompt PaymentRight to Lien
My client owes me approximately $1500 for work I have completed and laid out money for. She said she was not happy and only sent me a check for 1/2 of the money. The memo line says "partial payment". She said she will not pay me the whole thing because she is unhappy. She said she will pay me the other half in December. (like she is punishing me) I am a gardener. I don't make a lot of money and this is absurd. She has committed in email, text, and on the check, she sent already for 1/2 the payment...that it's a partial payment and even though she is unhappy will pay the remainder in December. 1. If I cash the 1/2 payment am I accepting only half of my fee and she doesn't need to pay the other half? 2. Payment is due upon receipt of my services. Yet she is not doing this. What can I do? Why would she wait to pay..unless she is not going to pay me the remainder? Thanks...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentNov 7, 2020
North CarolinaPrompt Payment
My company performed and emergency leak repair for Coppin State University (Maryland University System) in June under a purchase order issued by the University procurement department. The PO specified payment terms of net 25. They are currently over 90 days past the 25 and have not yet paid us. Their A/P manager says they (the State of Maryland) are exempt from interest on late payments. Is that so?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 4, 2020
MarylandPrompt Payment
We completed a home renovation where the contractor walked off the job, filed a lien against us, and then filed a lawsuit. An attorney friend recommending settling to avoid the cost of court/arbitration. After the settlement was signed we learned that the contractor (and his attorney) were intentionally holding back payments to the HVAC subcontractor and tile/flooring subcontractor. The HVAC contractor contacted us directly and specifically stated the contractor and attorney are not responding to him. The tile/flooring contractor actually sued the GC after we settled. The problem is, these amounts were never disclosed to our attorney or to our bank via the Affidavits per payment. It would have changed our mind about suing since we could prove fraud. I'm not sure if the contractor can claim this is a dispute between him and the subs and therefore isn't required to be disclosed to the bank. I believe (I'm an foresnic accountant/CPA) it's fraud since they filed a lien and lawsuit based on false/represented amounts. I'm on the fence of reporting to the police and/or suing for fraud in obtaining a settlement. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 13, 2020
OhioLien WaiversMechanics LienPay When PaidPayment DisputesPrompt Payment
Our Client gave us a check with with non-matching numbers and words as we deposit many checks at once this was over looked and $2200, was deposited into our account. I brought this issue up to our bank to have it corrected and the money returned as it was not done correctly. However, the client put a stop payment on the second check he wrote to us, client still owes us roughly $1500 for the job and now we have a fee $410 fee for the stop payment. He claims he left the number amount out and we intentionally put $2000 on his check, this is simply not true. My biggest concern now is what are the potential pitfalls we could suffer due to this and how should we prepare ourselves for possible legal actions. ...Read More
By Anonymous Sub-Subcontractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentOct 15, 2020
TennesseePrompt Payment