A contractor has place a Mechanics Lien against us for home repairs (roofing and siding). They are demanding $31,569.57 from must in the complaint. However, we have not receive a bill for the services they claim they provided.
JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: Yes, our issue with the contractor and the reason we are refusing to pay them, is that they are trying to seek payment for over $18,000 of work they did not do.
JA: What advice did they give you?
Customer: We filed a counter claim 2 years ago, and are still in litigation
. The contractor lied in their complaint stating that they performed the $18,000 worth of work they seek payment for. We have proof that they are committing fraud, but can get no assistance from our state's attorney, attorney general
, or local police.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: We have spent more than $18,000 in legal fees, to date, to stop them from defrauding us, but have no assurances that we will be awarded our legal fees if it goes to trial. Further, the judge in this case has shown that he has a bias, by asking us at a hearing, "Don't you think you should pay the contractor something?"