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Hired directly . second half of payment is late. what can I do?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 14, 2019
CaliforniaPrompt PaymentSlow Payment
Have a customer that requires us to do work off an original PO but drags their feet on issuing a change order for overruns on original PO. Then will not allow us to invoice the change order amount until the PO is issued. It's a catch-22 circle. We would like to issue an official invoice with demand to force them to issue the PO and get the payment terms in play. In Texas & Arkansas....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 14, 2019
TexasChange OrdersSlow Payment
I can't get paid. even invoices that were sent before closing. How late can an invoice be and still be valid? I have suppliers that sent me late(3-6 months) invoices all the time....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 30, 2019
TennesseeMechanics LienPayment DisputesRecovery OptionsSlow Payment
We are a GC and our client, the homeowner, has not paid us for several progress billings. Can we submit a lien against the client with an estimated total amount? Or could we submit a lien now with the current amount billed, and send a second lien in the future when we've calculated the final amount? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 12, 2019
CaliforniaLawsuitLien DeadlinesMechanics LienRecovery OptionsRight to LienSlow Payment
I am trying to complete my first prelien for a reroof of a 4 plex that is on the property of a larger apartment complex (2oo+ units). The Property owner on Title is "Conference Claim End Board CA Ann Conf Meth". There are many managers that are in contact with me. I believe they work for "The Endowment Board" . . . This is who my previous checks are written from. They are located at 1341 W. Robinhood Drive, Suite A Stockton, California. The Prelien questionnaire on your site asks- "What is my role?" I selected General Contractor, but one of the Levelset Help agents had me second guessing if I was right or not. Also "Select hiring role?" I listed "other" for this category. I do not know if there is a lender. . . I don't think so. My questions are. . . What do a Label as my role and what do I select under hiring role? Any help would be much appreciated. They took 4 months to pay a larger sum last time and it was pretty financial painful. Trying to protect myself. Thanks, Dan...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 14, 2019
CaliforniaPreliminary NoticeRight to LienSlow Payment
I'm getting ready to begin shipping brick to the largest project I've sold to and concerned the subcontractor mason who I'll be selling these to is going to be a problem for a myriad of reasons. It was suggested to me I file to owner in advance to protect myself if the mason doesn't pay in terms or holds back payment. If this protects me, please advise how and what steps I should take to file. We're a few weeks from shipping first load and I want to protect myself as much as possible....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 18, 2019
North CarolinaPreliminary NoticeRight to LienSlow Payment
ACCRAM INC is a licensed Low Voltage Cabling contractor in Arizona. We have a contract with a GC/Developer with a "paid when paid" clause. We filed pre liens on time. Our final date of doing any work on this project was March 15th 2019. We are still owed 133K. The GC has construction issues unrelated to the work we have completed and therefore is not getting paid by the owner and has not paid us. I plan to file a "notice of intent to lien today. How does the "paid when paid " clause work in Arizona and can I demand payment for our work even though the GC claims they have not been paid yet by the owner....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 1, 2019
ArizonaNotice of Intent to LienPay When PaidSlow Payment
I was working on a project in Illinois as a subcontractor. The GC is based in Missouri. I no longer work for the GC. He will not pay me for my final two weeks of employment. He is trying to change the agreement we had for the previous 6 weeks. He wants me to rewrite two invoices to show a lesser amount before he will pay me. He also wanted me to sign an unconditional lien waiver release before he would pay. I offered to sign a conditional release for the amount he is not disputing. Now he wants the invoices rewritten, and for me to sign a final conditional lien waiver release for the lesser amount. He sent me a Missouri release that does not list the jobsite address in Illinois. I'm not willing to sign any final release until I have received ALL the money he owes me. I think he is trying to bully me into signing early. The last day of work was June 14, 2019. He is violating the Illinois Prompt Payment Law. What should I do?e?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 11, 2019
IllinoisMechanics LienNotice of Intent to LienPayment DisputesPrompt PaymentRecovery OptionsSlow Payment
We worked on a job for around 3 years and sent our last invoice only July 23rd that we have not received payment for. I am not sure if a 20 day notice was sent since we just signed up with Levelset and it would have been done through a previous process. What would be the best document to send at this time to try and secure payment for that last invoice? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentAug 22, 2019
CaliforniaPreliminary NoticeSlow Payment
We are a subcontractor typically hired by GCs in California. In the past, we haven't received our retention until the GC gets paid, which can sometimes be a year or longer after we finished our work. Is there any sort of deadline around when the GC is required to pay us our retention?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 27, 2019
CaliforniaConstruction ContractPay When PaidPayment DisputesPrompt PaymentRetainageSlow Payment
We are a commercial framing and drywall contractor - when should I be sending notices to our GCs/project owners for non-payment of invoice? Typically we bill on the 20th and expect payment by the 30th of the following month. Also, does retainage follow the same guideline?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentSep 16, 2019
TexasMonthly NoticeRetainageSlow Payment
I have recently tried to contact for payment with no response....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 20, 2019
HawaiiMechanics LienPayment DisputesPrompt PaymentSlow Payment
hi what is the process for putting a lien on a home? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 4, 2019
CaliforniaSlow Payment
The owner hired me to do architectural plans for a house she bought - included extensive remodeling and additions. We have a simple contract. We got retainer/deposits in January and commenced work with scans and as-built plans, CAD drawings (using 3D software) and then a series of schematic studies. She brought in an interiors person (actually an IKEA specialist) - even though I had an associate interior designer working on it. Every time we met she had changed her mind on things - which is fine, just made it challenging to satisfy her stated and desired fast pace. After 6 months and several versions, she stopped communicating, then finally stated she had run into another architect and was working with her. I said that was fine but she needed to square up with us - then we could provide all the CAD files and go our separate ways. In early July, I provided an invoice for some $3K worth of services (in addition to the deposit received that covered my time and that of my interiors person and CAD tech) and 4 days later emailed to ask when I might expect payment as I needed to plan finances. Terms per contract are "payable upon presentation of invoice". She wrote back telling she thought it was weird that I wanted to be "paid immediately" after 6 months of no billing. Anyway - communication has been non existing since then, and continued Emails and calls (all polite and professional) have gone unanswered. I ran into her at a function - she said she didn't know who I was (then suddenly remembered) and mentioned she would take care of the bill. I followed up with another Email and - nothing. About 2 weeks ago I sent an Email reminder that our agreement also states a 1.5% per month late fee which I would waive if she paid in 10 days. That passed. So - I need to know my options. We started in January, I billed in July, it's now October... I should mention that she is a retired attorney for the State of CA - so she probably knows what she's doing which is what concerns me. I'd rather not have to resort to Small Claims court, which might be my only option. I did not file a preliminary notice. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentOct 10, 2019
CaliforniaCollectionsDesign ProfessionalNotice of Intent to LienPrompt PaymentRecovery OptionsSlow Payment