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Wahid Ezzat Guirguis

Wahid Guirguis’s Answers

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  • I can not locate the following form. Could you assist with this form? "Notice of Mechanic's lien statement." Forward the form.

    I have already filed the Mechanic's Lien (claim of lien) and Proof of service affidavit.

    Wahid’s Answer

    Email me and I will send to you free.

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  • We have been named as a cross complaint in a lawsuit on a contruction project at a college.

    The contractor being sued says we a duty to defend them because of a master purchase order agreement they set up 18 months after I was on the job. The master purchase order was never followed by a purchase order or a task order. I was off onto oth...

    Wahid’s Answer

    Your email is not clear as to what you are being named for, or if this is just a request for defense/indemnity under an agreement. Indemnity laws changed this year. You need to consult with a knowledgeable construction lawyer. Also, if you are an merely an equipment supplier, you need to be careful what kind of indemnity agreements you sign. You can visit my firm's website for more construction related issues. You can call me too or email.

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  • Mechanics lien filed and I believe it is invalid and want it removed when the 90 days expires what to do??

    Pool cleaner filed a mechanics lien. Pool builder finished pool in March 2013 and provided service for 30 days. Cleaner kept coming? In July I was surprised to see pool cleaner and be told he comes every week?? Ended up in verbal stupidity with c...

    Wahid’s Answer

    After 90 days passes, if there is no action filed. You will need to send notice asking the lien claimant to remove the lien within 10 days and if not, indicate you will move the court to have it removed. Then, you will need to hire an attorney to file the petition. The law now has been changed and allows you to get your "reasonable" attorneys fees in getting that lien removed. It used to be only a max of $2000 in fees.

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  • I hired someone to furnish my home and I fear I have been marked up on prices and getting ripped off.

    I've hired a designer to re-do my home. The job included hiring painters, buying new furniture, re-doing pieces of furniture and placing items in my home. Payment was made after each piece was delivered and some pieces were paid in advance even th...

    Wahid’s Answer

    There are several things here to investigate. Not clear whether you contracted for design or construction services. You should ask for invoices, but more importantly it depends what your contract says as to how you would pay that "designer. You should seek an attorney's advise if the amount is large enough.

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  • How do I get paid when they are telling me that they are waiting for approval from the owner?

    I am a subcontractor for ProSpectra/Berkshire Hathaway. They give me work orders, I install the items on the work order, turn it in and get paid the next week. I left a jobsite because I completed the work order but there was still tile left to in...

    Wahid’s Answer

    I agree. This is complicated and you will need to consult with an attorney so you can explain all facts and provide documents. You should definitely consider filing a lien. If you record a lien, you have to file action within 90 days of recording or the lien becomes invalid.

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  • Can I sue a company for not doing their job correctly.

    Two years ago I hired a contractor to do underground plumbing and install spa chairs for my nail Salon. Now, there are issues with the plumbing, I hired a professional plumber from Roto Rooter, and they claim that whoever did the plumbing did not ...

    Wahid’s Answer

    You will need to talk to a construction attorney. A written contract would be important here. If there is none, that may be a violation of licensing laws. If there is resulting damage you may go after his insurance. There are a lot of unknowns here so you will need an attorney to navigate all issues.

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  • Frivolous lawsuit from an unlicensed contractor, how to determine?

    I have a contractor who built a house for me. There was an oral contract and I know that is a problem, but other than that, the permit was gotten by an employee of this contractor. It turns out the permit was in the name of the contractor p...

    Wahid’s Answer

    If they are not licensed not only would they lose but also you can disgorge them from evey penny you paid them. See a construction lawyer to consult.

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  • Can a bond company continue to cancel me after a past bond company paid a claim?

    General Contractor since 1994. I was sued and lost. My customer has aggreed to take monthly payments for the total amount of $30,000.00. She made a claim against my bond company and was awarded almost $9,000.00. I was then bonded with another comp...

    Wahid’s Answer

    You will need to review the agreement with the bonding company. Generally speaking, the bonding company has a right to seek indemnity from their principal for money they paid out on a claim. You will need to contact a knowledgeable construction attorney if you have further issues.

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  • I received. Preliminary lien 10 days later that I fired the contractor . Is it valid since it wasn't served when work started?

    The contracting company served me a preliminary lien in may 31st. They started work in April 24th and I had to fire them in may 21st. 10 days later I received. Preliminary lien. I received their bill on June 13 . Do I need to pay them for all the...

    Wahid’s Answer

    Preliminary notice covers only 20 days prior to date of service. Anything beyond 20 days would be claim able on a breach of contract theory but you would have defenses. You need to consult an attorney.

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  • How do i reply to a 20 day preliminary lien notice from a contracting company when no invoice was received to pay them.

    I fired the contractor working on my property because his workers were doing a messy job. I had spoken with the Vice President of the company to try to fix the problems and he just ended doing what he wanted on the house. My house was part of a f...

    Wahid’s Answer

    It sounds like you have various issues. This may be a home improvement contract. It may also be emergency work. I need more facts but those types of contracts require certain written provisions. So your contract is important. If you have damage resulting from their work you should be able to sue them and have their insurance step up. You could also get the licensing board involve although don't expect much from them other than maybe pressure on the contractor to do the right thing. If you have significant damage it may be worth it to hire an attorney who know construction.

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