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How do I obtain a construction lien?

My husband is a contractor who owns his own business. A builder hasn't paid our company in 3 months. He has completed the work for this builder and still hasn't been paid in 3 months. How do we go about putting liens on the work completed?

01/16/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Colorado   |   #15009

Is there a way for me to collect my commission even though the company fired me?

I was a salesman for a firm that supplies and installs crown mouldings. I made a large sale for a residence in South Miami. After we started the work, my company let me go (after years of service) and continued the project. I was not paid any commission for either the material or labor which I was due. Work began about 6 months ago and I never filed a notice to Owner. Can I sti...

01/13/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Florida   |   #14977

What are the requirements to put a construction lien on a property for work not paid on?

Our company did plumbing repair work for an individual home owner for over $650.00. We were given a credit card that was not valid, we were then told the home owner would send a check the following day. That was 6 weeks ago. We have tried to contact them by phone and they do not return our calls. Would it be in our best interest to put a contractors lien on the property?

01/12/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Massachusetts   |   #14974

Who do I collect from if the property I am owed for work on is in foreclosure?

If I have placed a construction lien for labor and material not payed at the completion of a job under contract and the bank is attempting to foreclose, do I still have a right to seek payment from the bank or property owner?

01/11/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: New Mexico   |   #14964

How many days do our subcontractors have before they are required to file intent to lien?

We are a General Contractor. I would like to know and be able to have a copy of the Lien Laws that govern our Subcontractors and their Vendors. Specifically how many days they have before they are required to file the Intent to Lien?

12/23/2008   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #14846

What recourse do we have for a contractor charging us more after we have paid what we owed to him?

We started an addition on our house in May 2008, It was supposed to be completed in 3 months time. Our contractor just finished first week of December. He came to collect the final payment, we withheld $500.00 because we did not have the CO. We told him when we get the CO we would gladly give him the money. He finally got our CO and we were going to give him the 500.00 and ...

12/06/2008   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: New York   |   #14749

Can a subcontractor file a lien against my property for not being paid by the contractor?

I live in Georgia and hired a Pool contractor to build an in-ground pool. He, in turn, hired several sub-contractors. I have paid the contractor the full contract price plus cost for some change orders. The work was completed around June 30, 2008. I recently received a notice that the plaster company was filing a lien against my property for failure to be paid by the pool contr...

12/01/2008   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Georgia   |   #14730

How Do I Put A Lien On Someone's Property

I need to find something on Property Liens. How would I do a property lien?

11/25/2008   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Louisiana   |   #14721

A contractor is refusing to sign a lien waiver that we discussed in the original agreement. At what point can I insist to ge...

A contractor is refusing to sign a lien waiver that we discussed in the original agreement. At what point can I insist to get the waiver? Can I hold final payment until he signs the waiver?

11/16/2007   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Georgia   |   #12408

Do I Need to Send an Intent to Lien

I am a subcontractor trying to collect $10,000 from a contractor and can't afford an attorney. I am going to record a property lien, but do I need to send an intent to lien for a labor issue?

11/11/2007   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Oregon   |   #12047
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