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How Do I Protect My Property Against Claims of Subcontractors in Texas?

I am looking at the Final Bills Paid Affidavit for a construction project to my homestead. The original contractor has financial problems and we need to pay the remaining subs directly. Is there a form authorizing us to do that? Or can we add that wording? Or is their notice of unpaid balances and contractors calling us for payment enough? The original contractor is willing to ...

12/15/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #20070

How Do I File Suit to Foreclose a Mechanics Lien in Texas?

On 4/26/06 I put a mechanics lien on a home using property code sec 53-059/051/254/255. to the law. I have moved to East, TX. I saw the house for sale on the web. They no longer live there. I sent a certified letter of my new address. It has been a couple weeks and nothing returned. Also a copy to there Realtor she received it and no calls. At this time I am out of work due to ...

12/08/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #19950

Can I Prevent Subcontractor Liens By Posting A Notice of Contract on the Job Site?

In Va. as a general contractor can you file a notice of contract at the court house and post it on the job to keep liens from being filed against property, just funds remaining due to sub for liens by 3 dr tier vendor or sub?

11/23/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: North Carolina   |   #19760

How can I collect for plumbing services in Rhode Island?

What legal form should my plumbing company send a customer that has an unpaid bill refusing to pay in order to collect the debt?

11/13/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Rhode Island   |   #19607

How Do I Contest a Mechanics Lien in Texas?

I wish to contest a mechanics lien affidavit filed by the general contractor on a commercial building. I am the owner of the building.

11/10/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #19542

Can A Material Supplier Serve a Notice of Nonpayment on A Contractor Not in Privity with the Owner?

We are a Florida contractor who performed work on a property owned by a municipal corporation organized under the laws of the State of Florida. We have received a notice of nonpayment from a material supplier, under an order given by one of our subcontractors. However, this subcontractor did not supply any materials under our contract. The subcontractor did supply materials ...

10/26/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Florida   |   #19300

What do I do if the contractor in Washington files an invalid lien?

A contractor who is not licensed, filed a lien on property we (a trust) received back after we had sold the property on a land contract. The property was sold again, but the title co. to get the lien off put money in escrow. Now the money is tied up and this contractor who was hired by the owner of the land contract wants money. Is there an easy way to release this money being ...

09/26/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Michigan   |   #18806

May a contractor file a lien on my property without a contract and five months after work is done?

Residential painting contractor was paid for services up to date does not want to finished the job 5 months later he calls says if i do not pay him the balance he is going to file a lien on my home. Can he do this he never signed a contract?

09/24/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Ohio   |   #18772

Can I get a contractor to sign a waiver when the job is over budget and not complete?

We hired a contractor to do work for our business. We secured an SBA loan and received a quote from him as required by the bank. We had known him previously, and no contract was signed. We have paid him 50% more than his original quote and the project has taken four months longer than promised. His last bill we refused to pay as we did not see that he had done any work just...

09/17/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: California   |   #18675

Can a Subcontractor File a Lien After the General Contractor Files Bankruptcy?

If a general contractor files bankrupty, can a material house or subcontractor still file a lien on the project the general contractor did not pay them for their services? This is in the state of Hawaii.

09/09/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Hawaii   |   #18540
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