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I did for some work for a contractor out of Castle Rock,Co., but the job location was in Watford City, ND. He sent me home for the holidays and was supposed to have called me back when job was ready to start back, but never did. I found out that he bought in another crew to finish my work. My contracted work amount was just over $100,000 and he only paid me about 15k of that amount. Is there a way to sue to for breach of contract and collect lost wages / profit, which would have been @ $50,000.00 ?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 24, 2017
North DakotaConstruction ContractLawsuitMechanics LienPayment DisputesRecovery Options
Hi, I want to know the process I must take. Our company was subcontracted to do work. The contractor signed a proposal that agrees to deliver full payment upon completion. It has been 3 months and we still have not received payment. every time we ask he gives an excuse saying he didn't get paid yet. Which is none of our concern because that wasn't in the contract. What is the step I must take to go about getting payment? We are in the State of Florida, and we did not do a Notice to owner before we started the work....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentAug 25, 2017
FloridaConstruction ContractLien DeadlinesPayment DisputesRecovery Options
I was hired by a Colorado GC to install as specified in the plans provided by the architect (this included which specific products to install). There is an issue with the manufacture of the products themselves, but they were installed properly. I am being told that I have punch list items to complete because the products are not working correctly. The products are defective, but install was correct. The GC should have already received 3 draws on this project, but is saying they have not received any payment. There is a pay when paid clause in the contract. The project is in CO. Due to the corona virus, the site (it is a visual arts center owned by a university) is shut down so I couldn't do the punch list even if I wanted to. What steps do I need to take to preserve my lien rights? How can I send an NOI when they aren't even open?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 19, 2020
ColoradoBond ClaimsCoronavirusMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienRecovery Options
I was working in the ac company and when i was olmost finish the job i no recieve a payment and i buy somematerial but the contractor that i work he no claim the money for a general so im in the air can i claim togeneral...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 9, 2017
NevadaMechanics LienPayment DisputesRecovery Options
Contractor hires a sub-cotractor to do work for a homeowner. How long does the contractor have to submit sub-contractor's invoice to homeowner ? Thanks ! ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentNov 16, 2019
MassachusettsPrompt PaymentRecovery OptionsSlow Payment
Hi, I filed an affidavit claiming lien on the property owner when the hiring contractor ghosted on us with ZLIEN. However, I am not sure if anything will be resolved as the hiring contractors has avoided phone calls, emails, all forms of communication post services rendered. It seems they have planned this from the beginning. This debacle cost us a working relationship, closure of a branch not including financial losses. I have researched the hiring contractor and found multitudes of complaints from customers and contractors alike all over Texas about their work ethics and practices. My question is, are there other legal ways to stop them from repeating the same behavior? We tried complaining with Better Business Bureau but they were unable to help because we were not customers....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 23, 2017
CaliforniaLien ForeclosureMechanics LienRecovery Options
We're a GC in California, completed emergency mitigation services for a homeowner, submitted AOB and direction to pay to insurance company, they issued two party check to homeowner and their mortgage company. What do we need to get paid directly? Adjuster is claiming the mortgage company has to be included based on the dollar amount, is that valid?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentApr 21, 2020
CaliforniaRecovery OptionsSlow Payment
I'm a general contractor who provides tree services to my customers. I was contracted by the occupant/owner (at least he said he owned the property and residence) of a residence located in St. Louis county, MO. After completing 90% of the job the occupant/owner sent a text message telling me not to come back and that he had moved the Bobcat I had rented to complete his job from his backyard out into the street in front of his residence and that I had better hurry if I wanted to retrieve said property. He also kept my climbing rope and carabineer as I had left them on the base of the tree I was planning on dropping that day (the day he sent the text telling me not to come back). He knew going into the job that it was a $3,500 contract of which he paid $200 cash on day 2 of the job. The day he said not to return would have been day 4 (and the final day) of the job. He will not acknowledge any invoices and ignores all attempts to call/speak with him. Since he refuses to communicate I began the process of putting a lien on his property during which I discovered he is not the owner of the property, his sister is. I am unsure how this effects my right to file a lien. So, can I put a lien on the property despite the fact that my contract was with the occupant, not the owner? And if I can, what do I need to do and how do I do it? If I can't put a lien on the property since the contract was made with the occupant not the owner what recourse do I have? Is there anything I can do to try to get him to honor our contract and pay his bill? ...Read More
Roberts Tree Service LLC - Jason Roberts & Christina Carlson
Waiting for answerAdd commentSep 22, 2022
MissouriCollectionsMechanics LienPayment DisputesRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
I am the property owner of my residence in Palm Springs, CA and I hired SuperNova, / Norell Walker as my contractor to work on the landscaping and yard of my house. The total was $32K and he required that i pay him 2 payments total of $25K prior to the work being completed. This is for outdoor concrete pours, overlays and turf/rocks installation. We started the job on 4/4 and his subcontractor has not returned since 4/20 and I am left with a job about 40% done ($15k worth of work) and have paid already 78% of the project fee. I have attempted several times for weeks to contact the contractor and he has been avoiding my calls/emails/tests. He denies that I have paid him and he claims he has paid his subcontractor already. This contradicts what his sub has told me which is that Norell still owes him half the money. Furthermore, this contractor has previously been in trouble with the SEC for fraudulent activities, selling penny stocks in a scam company based out of Long Beach. I am looking to recoup my losses of $10K because I had to hire another company to finish and fix the work they did. Looking to send them a lien but if this site is not right, please advise if there are other companies who can help me in this situation. Thank you...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJun 2, 2022
CaliforniaCollectionsConstruction ContractLien on FundsNotice of Intent to LienPayment DisputesRecovery Options
What can a homeowner do when a contractor (roofer) does shoddy, incomplete work on contracted roof system and Fascia. 50% paid, remainder still due upon completion of work. Work commenced Ongoing and incomplete. Roofers were supposed to replace bad, rotten decking. 92 year old plank decking, 60% bad, rotten decking. <1% replaced. Planks bowing, cracked w/ >1 1/2 " spaces, some planks half gone and blown out from "shiners" / bad nailing. Many nails hanging in space, through asphalt shingles only, not secured to decking. My attic filled with an unreasonable amount of debris. Construction owner said if he had done the job he would have replaced some other planks... Asphalt shingles are bowed and warped. Confirmed by field rep on 10.31.22 when he came to respond to my leaking roof. Bowing and warping has gotten worse, (more shingles) since that date. Roof was leaking in one place after roof system installed on 10.31.22. Roof is now leaking from a second area since 12.14.22. Contractor came out on 12.17.22, could not fix the leak, has been putting me off since. Per the contract Ridge ventilation was to be installed, instead they just replaced two turbines. The specified underlayment brand on contract was substituted with two other brands. Underlayment was not properly installed; does not cover entire decking. Drip edge installed behind gutters: water now dripping down Fascia. Could not open my garage door for one month because they blocked it with miss-measured rake Fascia, still they wrapped this with aluminum. As of 1 20. 2023 I can only open my garage door partially. Fascia was supposed to be cut back to remove 2'' rot from eave(s) ends, then aluminum wrapped. Roofers cut back to soffits 20", rendering my gutter system useless at that juncture and destroying the aesthetic of my 92 year old Craftsman home. Fascia work egregious; exposed wood, not measured, cut and bent or installed properly. They have come out twice to fix this. The owner admitted their first guy had little experience, the second person could not do it either. The second person told me quote: "it was not his problem, he has other problems" The owner confessed that they don't really do fascia work... ? All Fascia work remains incomplete and shoddy. This is a partial list only of the shoddy, defective and incomplete work as of 1.20.2023 Damage to my property: This includes House, Front Portico, Attached Back Porch and Garage. Leaking roof 10.31.22 - current Water damage and mold in Attic as a result of Leak#1 and now leak# 2 Pounds of debris and plank decking on my attic floor. (this is a usable attic, not storage only) Damage to garage Gutters from improper removal, now unusable, must be replaced. Trusses on garage blown out from "miss nailing", particularly on their protruding, exposed ends. Damage to the cement board siding on back porch(12 sections damaged: cracked and fallen out) Damage to my wood deck, that was not protected properly as advised by Co. Damage to existing Fascia/Eaves PLEASE, what are my options? I am concerned because I do not think this is simply a case of my "deposit Back" but all of the damages and the cost to re-do this correctly, which I contracted them to do, and most likely will include tearing off the entire roof including the decking and replacement of all Eaves and Fascia? additional notes. 1) The roofing contractor at no point during the project discussed anything or any issues with me. 2) The field rep. was adamant that that my roof needed to be replaced BEFORE winter and it seems to me this was an "end of season" rush job. 3) I have running txt threads w/ filed rep and Owner since the onset of this nightmare project. Any guidance is much appreciated. My home is in St. Louis City, MO. Thank you very much!! ...Read More
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1 answerAdd commentJan 20, 2023
MissouriConstruction ContractRecovery OptionsMaterials
We are getting ready to file lien(s) but this is a strange situation. I was first hired and contracted as a project manager to manage a commercial and residential renovation to then sell. I hired and contracted a contractor to do most of the work (construction, electrical, tile etc). In addition to my project manager role, I also did some of the painting and landscaping to reduce cost. All of my credit cards were used to fund the materials and myself and my contractor's contract stated we would be paid at the sale of the property. Midway through the reno, I was added to the property as a co-owner. Toward the late middle/end of the project/renovation, the investor and the original owner had a disagreement regarding the note (I was not on or added to just the title). The investor ended up taking the property, transfering title to just him and has said and threatened that he will NOT pay anyone or reimburse anyone for labor, time, job or contract(s). My first question is, because I was a contractor first with a contract but then became a co-owner, can I file a lien being owner? When I was added as a co-owner my contract with the original owner stayed in place and I continued to provide labor. Nothing changed there. My contractor is filing a lien against the investor/new owner as the investor/new owner is not continuing the reno or letting him in. I was told along with my contractor, I can file my own lien separately also, against the investor/new this true? My second question is, if I can file a lien, would we both be considered GC's? Or is he the GC and I'm a sub? Or visa versa? This is a very complicated situation regarding ownership and contractors and just trying to get paid what I put in and are owned per contracts. Thanks in advance for your help. Beth McClave 719-582-3402 ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 18, 2023
ColoradoLien DeadlinesMechanics LienRecovery Options
I have a customer who hired me to clean their home biweekly. They have not paid me for 1 cleaning, and they canceled last minute on the next cleaning and said they'd pay for it too. They are ignoring my messages and payment request. Can I file a mechanics lien since I am a laborer?...Read More
Anonymous Laborer
1 answerAdd commentSep 2, 2020
IndianaMechanics LienRecovery Options
I am an individual, not a contractor. I was in the process of purchasing a house from a neighbor. The house is elevated near the water. The foundation poles were rotted and the house was sagging. We had a hurrican pending and the owner and I both were concerened about the stability of the house. In the week before the storm came in I agreed to repair and replace the support post and stabilize the house at a cost of $18,000. The house owner agreed to verbally to pay me back in the event that the sale did not go through. He also agreed to email me a simple document to that effect. I paid to have the house repaired but the man did not send the document confirming the agreement. The sale of the house did not go through and now the owner says that he is not going to reimburse me. How can I file a lien on this property? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 20, 2019
FloridaMechanics LienRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
i am an unpaid sub on a job. Freedom Mortgage is holding a final draw on the property. i could not get homeowner to agree to pay me so i filed. now that i filed, we have agreed to paying me out of the final draw from the bank. The bank however wants me to record the NJ release of unpaid balance form BEFORE the money can be distributed to the GC/Homeowner. How can i record this BEFORE i get paid? i cannot lie and say i was paid in full. can i change the language to say: contingent upon receiving funds from final Freedom Bank Draw request?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 20, 2020
New JerseyLien DeadlinesLien ReleasesMechanics LienRecovery Options
I have a small business (welding company) and I fabricated and installed for a job project in Virginia. the last day of labor was delivered end of April 2016 I contacted to the company that hired me several times and a person who charge in accounting always said to me that they would send a check in two weeks. after 6 months, I sent them notice mail and invoice by certified mailed. However, it did not work. I went there to meet a boss of the company or the finance manager, but they I could not see them. it has been more that a year since I finished the job. is there any what that I can be paid? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 5, 2017
VirginiaPayment DisputesRecovery Options