As a general contractor my company worked on a city sponsored home improvement project in City of Dearborn Heights in 2016.. Due to ambiguous specifications and adverse weather conditions we could not complete the project. A meeting was held in February 2017 at the Community ans Economic Development Department (CEDD), Dearborn Heights to discuss the project status. The meeting concluded with the understanding that the contractor will stop any additional work on this project and that it will be paid for the work that has been completed after CEDD inspects the job. So far CEDD has not been very responsive. Please suggest proper action. Thanks.
You are probably too late for a lien and it may be be unavailable anyway on a government job. I would suggest you take the details to an attorney for your options.
Government project - no "lien" is available. But a lien is not your proper remedy in any event. You have a written contract with the public owner that will include a disputes resolution clause and a changes clause. Read the contract for these and follow the specific steps outlined. If it is a significant amount of money owed, best retain a good LOCAL construction attorney.
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This is a contract action. Because you were working with the municipality, you will need to provide attorney with all documents related to the bid and the contract before anyone can render an opinion.
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You cannot file a construction lien since more than 90 days have lapsed since the last date of work at the site. I suggest you contact a construction attorney..
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Can't promise you a lain, but your deadline to do your filing is dependent on whether the owner/general contractor filed and posted the proper documents.
I would suggest you think about getting PAID, with or without a lien. Based on the fact that you haven't gotten too far on your own, you probably DO need to enlist a lawyer to rattle some cages.
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