CYA with the contractor - Posted by Emre (ID)

Posted by Anne-ND on July 13, 2001 at 13:31:54:

What’s up with that? Do they think you owe them
something more? You can make the lien
waiver a condition of the final paycheck.

I have been dealing with a missing contractor
and I finally got my attorney involved.
Mr. contractor showed up pretty fast after that.

In the future I suggest you use Louis Brown’s
paperwork to deal with contractors. I know I will.

good luck,


CYA with the contractor - Posted by Emre (ID)

Posted by Emre (ID) on July 13, 2001 at 10:27:27:

Hi Everyone,
I was wondering how any else who has dealt with problem contractors. These guys were constantly late, always argumentative. They are finally finished and out of my life! YAY!
The reason for my question is, they won’t sign a release of lien paperwork for me. So what I did was to put a small statement on the back of their last check about not sueing when they cashed the check, and the fact that it’s an out of state check too.
Is there any other way of doing this? Ideas, comments?

Emre (ID)

Re: CYA with the contractor - Posted by Nate(DC)

Posted by Nate(DC) on July 13, 2001 at 19:13:12:


My policy is pretty simple. My lender (which may be a bank, or may be me, but who needs to know that…) does NOT release the final payment without a lien release. Period. End of story. If they want to get paid without signing a lien waiver, they have to wait until the mechanics lien period expires. Few contractors would wait that long.