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Can a Subcontractor File a Lien After the House is Sold?

Can a subcontractor who worked on a single family home for a builder place a mechanic lien on the property after the builder has conveyed the property to an individual who had no knowledge the subcontractor was not paid for his work.

01/13/2012   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Massachusetts   |   #25588

How long does a supplier have to file a lien on property in Florida?

I'm a GC, a sub worked on a project for me, he never told me the backhoe he was using was rented. He has been done for nearly 3 months now. I just got a call from the rental company informing that if they're not paid in full ($5k) they'll take a lien on the property, I certainly don't want that to happen as I'm still working on the project.This sub was looking for an advance fr...

08/26/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Florida   |   #25401

Do I Need to Get Lien Waivers From Subcontractors or Only the Contractor?

In order to have protection from liens on a remodeling job, does the property owner need both the sworn Contractor's Final Affidavit from the general contractor AND lien waivers from the subs or will the Contractor's Affidavit suffice?

08/17/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Georgia   |   #25345

Who Is Responsible for Paying for Unpaid Materials on a Construction Job?

The Owner pays the contractor. The contractor pays the sub contractor, Gets a wavier from the sub. The sub contractor does not pay the material man who has a NTO. The Material man files a lien, who has to pay this lien off? The owner or the contractor who has paid the the Subcontractor in full?

07/30/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Florida   |   #25256

Can a Contractor be Charged Criminally for Not Paying His Subs?

Can you be charged criminally as a contractor if you have been paid in full on a contract and the subs haven't been paid and leins are being filed?

07/06/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #25147

Can an Architect Get a Mechanics Lien in Illinois for Drawing Up Plans?

Is there a provision in illinois law for an architect to lien a property for drawings submitted, but for which payment is not received?

07/06/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Illinois   |   #25146

How Do I File a Subcontractor's Lien in Georgia?

as a subcontractor, we provided material,fabricated in FL, delivered to job site in GA, General Contractor is based in FL, working on the jobsite in GA. How do we file a Notice to Owner, what lien laws apply?

06/09/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Florida   |   #24996

How Do We Get Subcontractor Liens Removed if the Developer is Gone?

My husband and I built a home in Minn last year. closed on our house May 7 2010. after we moved in we received 3 mechanics lien notices - these are all filed with the county we live in. We paid for our home - the builder walked away with around 7K of our money plus he did not pay the subs. as home buyers do we have any protection? and can we get these liens removed? I app...

06/03/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Minnesota   |   #24959

Can a Contractor Get a Mechanics Lien if We Don't Have a Written Contract?

An neighbor did some work on my home which was done improperely and I refused to pay him as much as he requested. He filed a lien on my home. How is that possible in AZ. He does not have judgement or a contract with me nor did he file a 20 day notice What do I do and how do I get this lien removed from my home

04/17/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Arizona   |   #24656

What Can I Do if my Contractor Doesn't pay the Subcontractors?

We bougt a house in Gainsville GA, while living in FL. We hired a General Contractor to do the work, totalling approx. $70,000. Our realtor recomended him and we saw his work in 2 hmes, includig our realtors.The work was to be completed Sept. 10,2010. When we arrived the work was not done. We found out that the Gen.Contractor had used out monies to complete another job. The wor...

02/06/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Georgia   |   #24161
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