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I supplied and installed materials on a commercial project. The GC withheld major portions of monthly payments or didn't pay at all. I was unable to pay my workers and vendors. Then the GC excessively back charged my contract for work I could or would not perform due to an unachievable expidited schedule due to the GC poor coordination and management. The GC demanded that I put a large unsatiable work force to meet the expidited schedule with the promise of payment then didn't pay. The GC said that the owner was slow in payment. How do I fight the excessive back charges and collect monies due to my workers, vendors and collect for outstanding extras and change orders?...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentJan 2, 2021
New YorkBack ChargesChange OrdersJoint ChecksPay When PaidRetainageSubstantial Completion
I'm a Subcontractor and have not been paid a partial progress payment or retainage on a project. I filed a lien on the project, in the Subcontract between myself and the General Contractor there is a clause that I must release all unsatisfied liens or claims prior to Final Payment. Is this enforceable in the State of Texas?...Read More
By Tammy Collier
3 answersAdd commentDec 29, 2020
TexasConstruction ContractMechanics LienRetainage
Can you hold retainage on New York City sales tax?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 20, 2020
New YorkRetainage
Hi we are a budding electrician contractor in Northern California. We exploded over the summer and are having growth pains. That being said I am the office manager and there is some confusion on job files: what has to be kept and can it be kept in digital format or do we need to keep all paper copy files too? Is it 7 or 10 years ? Thank you...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 23, 2020
We've been using the AIA forms for progress billing, and now that the project is complete, I need to bill our client for the retainage. Can someone explain how to complete the AIA form for this piece? ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 23, 2020
OregonConstruction AccountingPay ApplicationsRetainage
How do you do the final pay app for retainage...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 21, 2020
Took a mechanic's lien out on a truck but I had put a clutch and serviced on the bill came out to $600 so I'm a filing a mechanic's lien on it how long after I file a mechanic's lien do I have to wait before I can go apply for the title for the said vehicle ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 17, 2020
North CarolinaRetainage
I am a home owner who hired a project manager to oversee the rebuild of my home damaged by fire. The project manager exceeded the contracted completion date and did not manage the flooring contractor and allowed engineering floor installation without proper floor prep and room acclimation, this resulted in clacking floor boards in uneven placed and curved boards that are popping up at the seam in certain areas of the floor. It was a bad install, plus my kitchen cabinets install was incomplete and one cabinet is damaged. I proposed to buy the contractor their final pay less the cost to replace flooring and complete the cabinet installation and other agreed upon credit. In addition I added the charges to complete the areas around the fireplace. He wants all final pay without adjustments for incomplete and faulty work. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 14, 2020
TexasConstruction ContractPreliminary NoticeRetainage
A GC is trying to take retention from materials on our SOV . This is not something we typically do. ...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 10, 2020
We are installing an elevator for $38,000. The contractor has asked for a payment schedule of $17,000 up front, $14,000 when elevator is delivered, $2000 at completion of site of install, and $5,000 at completion. This seems in violation of California’s 10% down. However, the contractor has excellent BBB rating, good reviews, and has a valid California license. What lien waivers should I obtain and at what point?...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentDec 5, 2020
CaliforniaConstruction ContractLien WaiversMechanics LienPay ApplicationsRetainage
I'm a plumbing sub working g for a gc. 144k project. Gc gave a task to another sub and sent me a change order to subtract 18k. And other things. They have chipped away at my numbers and have not issued me change orders for things I have done at thier request. I kept working as to not violate and hold up the job. They always distract from the issue and don't want to discuss. Job is almost done. They havnt reciebed final draw from ups and I just got my final inspections. Is this the time to file lien to give me negotiating power? Should I file myself or reliance attorney? If the latter, then who? Waldorf md. My cell 2318180524. Best to initiate with a text. Thank you. ...Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 22, 2020
MarylandConstruction ContractLien WaiversMechanics LienPay ApplicationsPreliminary NoticeRetainage
We delivered our last materials to a large North Carolina private project on 09/08/2020 and billed the Balance to Contract on 09/22/2020. I know I have 120 days (until 01/06/21) to file a lien if not paid for the open invoices. But we also have had a large amount of retention withheld throughout the project. What are the timelines and guidelines for collecting that? I appreciate your help....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 4, 2020
North CarolinaRetainage
We are a Grading Contractor in NC. We are working for a General Contractor on a large project. The General Contractor has had their retainage reduced by the Owner of the project but the General Contractor has yet to reduce our retainage. Is there a law where once their retainage has been reduced they have to reduce their sub contractor's retainage too....Read More
By Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentDec 1, 2020
North CarolinaRetainage
By Anonymous Property Owner
1 answerAdd commentNov 27, 2020
TexasForeclosurePreliminary NoticeRetainage
In private lien filing, the deadlines are based off when the work was completed. A lien on the retention amount of the project that was withheld throughout the billings is based off what? When the retention pay application was submitted to the GC or owner?...Read More
By Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 20, 2020