I'm a material supplier and we delivered our last piece of material on 9/23/20. We have not been paid, and need to know if we have a right to lien the project, it has been over 6 months. Or does the 6 month clock start when the GC issues a jobsite completion notice? What if we did not receive a completion notice? There has been an 83k lien against this property by someone else. We are located in CA, jobsite was in PA....Read More
I paid a " friend" $ 4000. To do several jobs at my house. All the jobs are listed on a piece of paper and he signed it. Needless to say the did only 1 job out of 8. I asked either finish or pay me back. They only reimbursed $1300. I have the signed paper i told him that wasn't enough and he said that was all I was getting back. What can be done with the lowest cost to me.
My former business partner and I are 50/50 owners of a LLC. The LLC developed a commercial solar project which an investor is soon acquiring and constructing. My former business partner has pushed me out of the LLC and won't honor and payments and/or settlement for exiting the LLC. In this scenario, can I file a Lein on the construction of the solar array to force a settlement?...Read More
I need some help on retail tenant improvements. Is it customary to send prelien notices to both the landlord and the tenant? Do both need to sign the construction contract? I'm in California. The lease allows for tenant improvements but only is paying half of the improvement bill. Can we still protect our lien rights with the property even if the landlord refuses to sign the construction contract?...Read More
My mom has owned a house in NJ for 30 years. Four years ago, the lot next door was sold to developers. The developers have built four condos and in the process destroyed my mom's property line and deck. They have agreed to make the repairs in a contract but have not fulfilled the obligations under the contract. What should she do next?...Read More
I brought my vehicle to a repair shop to be repaired under an auto insurance claim. The repair shops supplemental estimate was twice the value of my vehicle. The repair shop received verbal authorization to begin repairs ON THE INITIAL ESTIMATE submitted by the insurance company, but the repair shop took it upon themselves to repair the vehicle in accordance to their own estimate before receiving any authorization to do so from the insurance company. Now, the insurance company is not willing to pay for the unauthorized repairs to my vehicle and the repair shop is threatening me with a lien if they are not paid. I, personally, have never signed any contracts or statements authorizing any work to be done on my vehicle and never gave any verbal authorization either. Can the repair shop put a lien on my vehicle when they didn't follow protocol with the insurance claim as well as not having any contractual evidence of authorization to repair?...Read More
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
I am a prime contractor finishing up a job and the owner does not want to pay. The notice of commencement on the job is expired, but would I still have lien rights if I furnished materials within 90 days?...Read More
I have re upholstered several pieces of furniture for a client. She has paid for the materials but not the labor. I have delivered all but 2 pieces of furniture and she has refused to pay anything for the balance of the labor but is demanding the rest of her furniture be returned without payment. Because this is her personal property do I need to return it without payment? Is a mechanic lien the right course of action? ...Read More
My firm is a materials supplier for large construction projects.
I have been told that if the property ownership has paid their GC in full for the project, if an electrician owes us for materials and we lien the property then my firm's lien would be deemed invalid.
IS this true?...Read More
I am a contractor in California working on a large (apartment building) construction/rehab project. In the middle of my project, the owner decided to sell the apartment building to another party. Due to lack of payment on the project, I filed and recorded a mechanics lien against the property. The property sold (without my knowledge) the day after I recorded the lien. I am filing a suit against the previous and current owners as my lien expires in several days . Do I also include the title company and the escrow company in my claim? If so, under what statute?...Read More