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Old 08-21-2007, 08:53 PM
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Check the Lien laws in your state. Just call the local Contractors licensing board & they will help you. There is a time limitation that they can file in. The supplier is probably rattling you ....you rattle the Contractor & they get there money.
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I owned the lot and got the contractor to build the house.
I also checked the law and in louisiana a supplier can put a lein on a house for non payment because the supplies become immovable property. In the contract with the builder it does say that they must clear all leins on the house but there is no lein yet, the concrete guy said that they have 30 days to notify myself and the builder before they can place a lein on the property. The concrete guy was not a ****, he jus said that is the process that he has to go through to get his money. And don't worry i just called a friend of mine who knows a few guys that "lean on people" when they don't pay up they won't mind scaring the **** out of them!
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:32 PM
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Good luck with your situation, JLAY. Let us know how it plays out.
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How long ago was the cement poured.
Here in MI - I have 89 days to file the lien AFTER the last time I worked on the property.
I am a heating contractor and have liens out right now.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:46 PM
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The driveway was poured in march or april i believe?
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I am a subcontractor in LA. The concrete company can indeed file a lein on your property. We have to do it fom time to time. They do only have 90 days from the last time they did work on the house to get the lein filed.

This method sucks but for a subcontractor its the only way to get our money.

I'd explore the title insurance option as well.

If this builder has several unpaid subs on a number of houses you should try to "squeek" the loudest. You know the old saying.

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do not pay the contractor any more money until it is cleared up, get a lawyer to help you do it correctly.....cheaper in the long run......do not ignore it, these types of liens are valid and enforceable............
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Who is the builder?

I do work in both Pontchatoula and Chalmette.

Probably best to email me [email protected]
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Call a lawyer, I am a contractor in Florida and we need to file a "Notice to Owner, which states that they have supplied either goods or services on your house. This document makes you aware that the contractor has not yet paid for the goods and must give you a release of lien before you pay him. The concrete contractor has 30 days( I believe) to send you a notice to owner, and 90 days to actually file a lien.
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Originally Posted by marylandmark View Post
Go get a boat- they can't put a lien on your house over a debt the builder owes them...
do you think before you type?? or just type to see your name??
yes in the state of Fl. a lien can be placed on you house if you have been sent notice to owner before the alloted days are up
i do not know if La. has the same law.
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