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The GC finally met with us and offered to pay a fraction of what they owe. Then when we wouldnt accept the offer they said "thats fine, we can go to court and just chew up your time and money on legal fees" What should we do. At this point they owe us nearly $60,000. ...Read More
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I was incarcerated for parole violation in March this year, My girlfriend at the time had my truck in her yard because it was broke down,but before I was incarcerated I added her daughter on as a CO owner. The agreement was that if they fixed it while I was incarcerated they could get it legalised and use it until I came home. Whereupon they would return my truck to me. Issue is when she had it moved to a friend of hers house who just happens to be a mechanic, im now being told hes filing for a loss title and putting a lien on it. Is this a legal move And also how can you do this when the title was never sent off and her daughter never was officially added onto my title it was notarized but never sent into the DMV. What may I do to recover my property?...Read More
North CarolinaMechanics LienRecovery Options
I was incarcerated for parole violation in March this year, My girlfriend at the time had my truck in her yard cause it was broke down before I was incarcerated I added her daughter on as a CO owner. The agreement was dead fixed it while incarcerated they get legalised and use it until I came homeWhereupon they would return my truck. Issue is when she had it moved to a friend of hers house who just happens to be a mechanic that now are being told hes falling for a loss to title and putting a lien on it. Is this a legal move And also how can you do this when the title was never sent off and her daughter never was officially added onto my title it was notarized but never sent into the DMV. What may I do to recover my property?...Read More
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Gave the builder a contract and $11,000 to repair water damage in a condo. He worked one day and disappeared. It's been four months. He just told me that he declared bankruptcy and can't pay me my deposit back. I called the attorney general's office in Florida and they can't help. I've sent a demand letter to the builder. What recourse do I have? Furious in Florida...Read More
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We were subcontracted by a builder to do work on a house. The homeowner and builder had a falling out and we have not been paid yet for labor and materials. The homeowner has stated that they would pay us directly but has failed to do so yet. Should we file a lien? What do we need to file? And how?...Read More
North CarolinaMechanics LienRecovery Options
I am a general contractor that did an emergency tarp service on a home that was hit by Hurricane Delta in Church Point, La. The insurance company had made us aware that they allocated funds for our service based on the invoice we gave the homeowner. We did not have a contract just the invoice they needed to submit to the insurance company. The homeowner said they used that money for their deductible and since we didn't have a contract there's nothing legally we as a company can do to him....Read More
LouisianaConstruction ContractRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
I had a verbal agreement on a remodeling job, before it was finished the owner passed away. The heirs have made it clear that they have no intentions of paying. A lien was filed on the home. They are currently going through probate and have a case filed. Should I wait to see what happens with the home, or should I do a Notice of Intent to Foreclose??...Read More
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Did the job and the owner is not paying. Haven’t sent any notices yet and didn’t send a preliminary at the time of signing. I got half down and she didn’t get her loan to do the rest of the work so when we finished one phase now she’s not paying. ...Read More
OregonMechanics LienPreliminary NoticeRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
I did some work for a company BR Linwell who got a contract for doing some sports equipment installation at a college nearby since the project was state/federally funded it was a prevailing wage rate job. (Pennsylvania) I kept getting the run a round from my boss saying he was waiting on payment from the sporting equipment company (knights athletics). I’m a 1099 worker. So when I called knights athletics today they informed me they paid out almost two months ago. Who do I call or contact to get paid David Brannigan (570) 472-5685. nationalproservices2020@gmail.com ...Read More
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We did hurricane related mitigation work on properties in Florida in 2019. While our portion of the work was completed, the construction work on the home was not completed until 2020. As we did not do that work, I am not sure of the date of the completion. Our invoice for work was sent January 14, 2020. Am I still able to send an NOI and/or file a lien? The amount of the invoice is ~$43k. ...Read More
FloridaMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPreliminary NoticeRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
I was just in lake Charles la for hurricane relief i was working with a company Tru relief I sold and tarped 40 + homes and roofs completed. 7. And midgashon as well the company is dragging me saying insurance is only pay 20.000 on 40000 dollar clame. I have received to date 2400 dollars. On what should of been 40% what Action should I take next the company I worked with is from n.c but work performed was in la ...Read More
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I was sent Bond of affidavit claim form from a surtey company. Do i need to still file a complaint with the courts? Can i get assistance even though ive already completed the administrative process and never got response? Or can i just fill out bond then deposit it with the court? If there a maximum i can seek for damages? Non judicial administrative process do i just go get judgement? Any and all help is appreciated.....Read More
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We are a glazing subcontractor. I provided a proposal for the procurement and installation of storefronts and glass railings to a General Contractor (GC). Instead of receiving a SA from the GC, I received a PO with a long list of qualifications. What concerns should I have with this type of engagement from the GC to us the subcontractor? Do I lose any lien rights or any legal rights? Please confirm. ...Read More
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