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If a subcontractor goes bankrupt, can the subcontractor's-subcontractor file a mechanic's lien?

If a subcontractor goes bankrupt, can the subcontractor's-subcontractor file a mechanic's lien against the owner for the total amount of services rendered even though the general contractor paid the subcontractor almost the total contract price?

03/01/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Georgia   |   #15407

If we sign a 'waiver of lien' form as requested by our client, do we waive our right to file a lien?

We are a contractor. If we sign a 'waiver of lien' form as requested by our client, do we waive our right to file a lien if they don't pay? The lien waiver states 'For and in consideration of the sum of ___ dollars, upon receipt will be acknowledged, the undersigned hereby waives and releases any and all liens, claims, or rights of liens upon the following described premises....

02/23/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Georgia   |   #15336

How do I file a lien in Texas for work on property I was not paid for?

We installed voice and data cable at a hotel under construction in DeSoto, Texas. We required 50% down and 50% upon completion. They told us to invoice by Jan 20 and we would get paid Feb 15. We have still not been paid and there is lots of unpaid contractors. Should I file a lien? What is the best action to take to get paid?

02/20/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #15311

Who is responsible for payment to release the lien?

I am a subcontractor for a kitchen remodeling company. I filed liens against 4 homeowners. If the homeowner has paid the kitchen contractor and the contractor hasn't paid me, will the homeowner still have to pay me to release the lien?

02/20/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Maryland   |   #15309

Is there a way to amend a mechanics lien or should I file a new lien for the second bill?

My company has a mechanics lien recorded in Colorado. After recording we realized we had another amount to bill. Do we file a second lien for the amount billed? Do we release the first lien and file a second for the total amount owed?

02/11/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #15231

Can the Subcontractor put a lien on my property if I have paid the full contract price to builder?

I own property free and clear. We have a contract with a home builder to construct a home on our property. We pay the home builder in full for the services contracted. However, the home builder defaults on his subcontractors. Can the Subcontractor put a lien on my property even though I have paid the full contract price to our home builder?

02/10/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Ohio   |   #15214

In the state of Colorado, how long will the Mechanics Lien stay on title?

We filed a Mechanics lien on September 08, 2008 on a property knowing that they had to convert to a permanent mortgage soon (so hopefully they would call us to deal with this out of court). They have received numerous extensions on there construction loan, and so the issue is still not resolved. They now have until march 11 to refinance. In the state of Colorado, how long will ...

02/09/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Colorado   |   #15205

Does the contractor with no contract have the right to place a lien on the property for his bill?

I had an electrician install all the wiring, fixtures, etc. in a new construction outbuilding last summer. There was no contract signed or brought forth by the contractor. The final price is almost double the initial bid, but we did add about 25% more work to the job. The contractor stands behind his bill and I am disputing the inflated labor and so forth. Does he have the righ...

02/09/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Wisconsin   |   #15199

How do I collect when a judgement has been entered?

My company received a 'Bond Discharging Mechanic's Lien' (bond # KO 7979058) document, which acknowledges judgment in favor of my company. How do I proceed to collect the money?

01/28/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: New York   |   #15093

If we release a lien on a property can we later put a lien on it again if needed?

If we release a lien on a property, can we later put a lien on it again if needed?

01/27/2009   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Illinois   |   #15080
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