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If the contractor does not pay the subs out of the money paid to him, who is responsible for paying?

I have paid my building contractor in full, If my building contractor does not pay the sub-contractors with the money I have given him, am I responsible to pay the sub-contractors? I have only a contract with building contractor, not the subs.

04/01/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: New Mexico   |   #15834

Can my company file a lien for cabinets supplied for a residential project going into foreclosure?

We are a material supplier located in Oregon and supplied cabinets to a family member living in Tennessee. The residential project is being abandoned unfinished and will go to the bank in foreclosure within 90 days. Although the cabinets were delivered in June of 2006, some have not been installed and as the project is being abandoned and unfinished and the bank will take it...

03/30/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Oregon   |   #15818

What can I do if a contractor files a lien against my property for work that was not done correctly?

What can I do if a contractor files a lien against my property for work that was not done correctly?

03/24/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Wisconsin   |   #15744

What is a Notice of Commencement that was found when I tried to refinance my home?

A notice of commencement was recorded 9 months ago for some replacement windows at our house. The job has been completed and paid for and all permits have been finalized. I am seeking to refinance and the title company says they can't release the title due to this Notice of Commencement. No liens exist and I have the paid in full receipt from the contractor. What are my options...

03/20/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Florida   |   #15703

Where do I look to see if a mechanics lien was officially filed in the state of Minnesota?

Where do I look to see if a mechanics lien was officially filed in the state of Minnesota?

03/19/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Minnesota   |   #15689

How can I ensure that the contractors will pay the subcontractors to avoid construction liens?

I signed a contract with general contractor to do repairs on my house for the amount that the insurance company pays. I'm dealing with all different subcontractors. I'm told that I'll get a detailed written invoice at the end of construction. How do I know that if they dont pay their contractors that they won't put a lien on my house. I dont have a contract that protects me...

03/17/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #15654

What is the procedure for filing a construction lien?

We are a wholesale supplier of sheet metal products to mechanical sub contractors who in turn sub contract to a general contractor. We do business in different counties in VA, MD, and WV. I have contacted each county we do business in as to how we should go about filing a lien against these contractors and each county tells me that I probably need to speak to an attorney. Is th...

03/13/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Virginia   |   #15617

As a subcontractor can I file a mechanic's lien for money owed to me for work completed?

The lenders on this job are distributing progressive payments directly to the owner. The owner is holding moneys from the general contractor, this has been going on practically from the beginnig of the job. I have completed my work. It has been over sixty days now and the owner is holding final pay from the general contractor. The general contractor says they are trying their b...

03/12/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: California   |   #15592

How do I get rid of a mechanic's lien that is not owed?

How do I get rid of a mechanic's lien that is not owed? Our son contracted to have a bathroom remodeled, and paid $7500 to contractor. Balance according to contractor is $600. Work is not complete and was to be completed 4 weeks ago. Contractor has made promises to finish, but has not. Finally, son fires contractor.

03/10/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Ohio   |   #15529

Who signs a proof service affidavit when serving a lien notice?

On the form preliminary 20 days notice who have to sign on proof service affidavit?

03/06/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: California   |   #15473
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