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Subcontractor who residential property owner doesn’t even know exists sends to the owner a Notice of Non-payment, then a Notice of Lien. Does subcontractor on residential renovation have lien rights? Notice of Lien is dated 8/10/20 for work last allegedly done in April 2020. If lien is filed, is it defective as untimely? Is unidentified subcontractor exposed to suit for damages? Thank you....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 16, 2020
TennesseeMechanics LienRight to Lien
I am a subcontractor and we performed a big flooring installation in a commercial building and the company who hired us are not paying us with the total amount! It’s has been 90 days already since we completed the job . This job was done in the state of Colorado....Read More
Tatiana Bertoluci
1 answerAdd commentMay 27, 2022
ColoradoRight to Lien
I'm a subcontractor who was working on a commercial development that had a stop-work order that went into effect before I was actually on the property. I completed design work, some labor (in warehouse), and ordered parts for the job (sprinkler heads that were in a shortage at the time and were ordered in bulk to avoid possible future work delays). These materials were not ever delivered to the job site, but are currently in my warehouse. I have a couple of questions about my lien rights: 1) What should I use as first furnishing date? I have a contract date of 2/10/22, a materials delivery (to me) of 3/23/22, and no date for me or materials being on the site, although I suppose it might be 5/6/22 (listing the job as started and ended on the same day)? 2) I may be able to get the cost of the materials (minus shipping and restocking) back from my supplier. If so, how does this affect a lien? Can I lien for the full amount and then amend the lien if I recoup some costs? 3) If I delay my lien while resolving these questions (I have three months left to file), will it put me later in the line to get paid? I've heard that order of filing impacts order of pay in bankruptcies and want to know if it applies to other situations as well. Thank you in advance for any guidance or information you can provide. ...Read More
Leigh Moulton
1 answerAdd commentMay 16, 2022
MichiganLien DeadlinesLien PriorityMechanics LienRight to Lien
I'm a prime contractor who has finished home repairs through a city subsidized program. For this program, we provide the estimates and the homeowner signs everything contractually with a contract with the City. We then sign the same contract. The homeowner paid their share but the City will not pay their share until the Homeowner signs off that all work has been completed. The Homeowner is not satisfied due to a desired feature of the work that was not featured in the contract signed with the City, but had verbally been indicated. We have attempted to rectify the problem but their demands are unreasonable. The City says they do not get involved in disputes and will not pay out any money until the Homeowner signs. Given that we've completed the work in the contract with the City do we have any claim to make against either the Homeowner or City?...Read More
Rosie Gonzalez
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 16, 2022
CaliforniaPerformance BondRight to Lien
We shipped materials to a job site for a contractor. It's our understanding that the contractor was terminated, the materials were not installed, and the contractor was told to take his materials and leave. We're curious about our mechanics lien rights in this sitution....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
3 answersAdd commentJan 27, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics LienRight to Lien
I'm a GC on a project in Massachusetts. I signed a contract with someone for the excavation for $16,500. It had a date of completion in the contract of November 4th. He missed this timeline by about 2 weeks before I finally removed him from the project. He is now claiming he removed more dirt from the site than the contracted amount and has filed a lien for $40,000 in total. I'm not sure what to take as next steps....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentDec 23, 2021
MassachusettsMechanics LienRight to Lien
Hello, I live in Mississippi and there is something very shady and unfortunate going on. A friend of mine who was also my pastor has passed. He had many businesses that provided home improvement and landscaping services. Before he passed, he quoted a price of $300 to me to repair a wooden fence at my residence. I paid him $150 through cashapp and I noted “fence” and the next day I paid $150 and noted “for the fence balance.” He was in the hospital at the time but still handling business affairs from his bed. He’d sent his father and some other crew members to do the work. I never saw them and was not home while they were doing the repairs. He asked me to send photos of the work when I arrived. I did. I asked him if they were returning to finish because they left new boards stacked by my air conditioning unit and the other side of my fence had warped boards still hanging. He didn’t sound too sure so I told him not to worry himself and that I’d have my sons to do it so I took care of the rest of the $300. Keep in mind, his company is registered with the state but he nor his father or the company is a licensed contractor. Unfortunately, he passed a few days after this good deed. He’d been wanting to help me repair it for months. I have text messages to verify that. They repaired it around March 21-22,2022. He passed on March 25th. Well today 5/3/2022, I received USPS informed delivery in my email showing an envelop from his father, who he gave the business to. His father has changed the name of the business to a similar name, which is not even legally registered in the state of Mississippi. When I made it home, I checked the mail; the envelope was addressed to me and underneath my name it had my friend’s name and - “tenant” which was ODD to me. I’m his friend but not his tenant or anyone’s tenant for that matter which leads me to believe some shady intent is to come. I opened the envelope and it was an invoice with the new company name, his father's name and his aunt’s name and contact info listed as a facilitator. With not specific details it says “fence built” dated for 3/19/22 and says I owe $800 and that it’s due upon receipt. I never spoke with him ever or her about this work. I’ve never heard of their new company until now. I never contracted this work with them and I paid my friend/pastor for the work before he passed. I don’t know what agreement they had between them but I know what we agreed on between us. I’m still grieving his death and his family has already been ruthless with church members and now this which seems unethical! I sense that he/she is attempting to set things up to place a lien on my home! And it would be fraudulent because I do not owe him a thing. As a matter of fact, the fence wasn’t finished and material is still on the ground. I’d even sent pictures and asked my friend if they were coming back to finish. What can I do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentMay 4, 2022
MississippiLawsuitLien ReleasesMechanics LienRight to Lien
I am an unlicensed handyman doing work in California. I was hired by the homeowner to help fix his house after flood damage. I have issued him $8000 in invoices he claims he can’t pay me pay me because one of his accounts is frozen because of identity theft. This is a false statement since I’ve had identity theft and got it resolved quickly he’s been complaining about this ID theft for over three months. Can I issue him an intent to lien or and a mechanics lien for the money he owes me?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentAug 13, 2018
CaliforniaMechanics LienPayment DisputesRight to Lien
I began work today for a homeowner (concrete job) I arrived at the job site and provided material and began work, the job did not require rebar, but the customer requested I use some in the pad. I left the site to pick up the rebar as requested, while I was gone my employee had called me and told me that the homeowner seemed upset and said to him that we should "pack up and leave". Upon my return he (homeowner)told me to leave. What can I do to recoup my time/labor and material loss?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 26, 2022
WashingtonRight to Lien
We are a subcontractor on a job that was completed in Phoenix, Arizona. We filed a pre-lien and the job finished back in September 2021. It is past 120 days. I understand we cannot file a lien at this time. However, what are our other options of recourse? Can we send them a notice to pay or some other notice to try and initiate payment? ...Read More
Megan Pedersen
2 answersAdd commentApr 28, 2022
ArizonaLien DeadlinesLien on FundsRight to Lien
WE have done remodeling and handyman work on rental properties that are managed by an agent with Pro 100. Some of the invoices are over 60 days past due. So what is the best action to take?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 3, 2020
MissouriMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienRecovery OptionsRight to LienSlow Payment
We prepared drawings for a contractor in Canada in anticipation of a supply and install contract in conjunction with the project. When they failed to contract us, we billed them for our drawings (since we found out they were using them to provide to other contractors to build our system) . They have failed to pay our invoice after acknowledging it. What avenues of recourse do we have, if any (since they're in Canada and we were never in contract)?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentDec 10, 2018
ArizonaMechanics LienPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
Consulted with a new nightclub at the Rio casino Las Vegas and myself and all of my subcontractors have not been paid. Final invoice was delivered oct 27....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 15, 2018
NevadaRight to Lien
I am a contractor out of South Carolina and we do a large range of service calls through leads we get from the Handy Technologies company, however we have not been paid for many many jobs that have been completed. They try saying its because homeonwers never marked the jobs as completed on their app or whatever. Even right now, we have done thousands of dollars this week, worth of work for the lead company yet havent been paid any of it. What is my option to enforce payment, and basically let them know we do not play around when it comes to non payment. They get leads from HomeAdvisor as well. Many times we have been stiffed through them even out of our estimate costs. We charge a 100-150$ fee to even come out to the home or property, as it weeds out price shoppers and tire kickers. Yet the homeowner just cancels the job and claim nobody ever showed up. Ive got gps trackers on all our company cars and know when people show up to addresses. Would an attorney who knows about the suits against Handy Technologies, be able to help me? They are a good stream of constant service call work, but their payment issues arent good. If someone can help, it would be appreciated. Yall are more than welcome to email me at I really want to get this bs resolved. I dont work for our clients for free, but Handy Technologies has screwed us out of so much money. ...Read More
Ben Bowers
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 17, 2022
South CarolinaRight to Lien
Completed a bathroom for a customer who refused to pay $800 that he owed. Job was complete and they approved it...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 31, 2018
FloridaRight to Lien