Threat of lien halts Charlotte remodeling project

Threat of lien halts Charlotte remodeling project

Lien on me

COMPLAINT: Patrick McGroder, Mooresville, N.C.

"I hired Carolina Custom Contractors Inc. to build a summer kitchen in my backyard. They told me it'd take six weeks from start to finish. The contract was for $51,000. I paid an initial deposit of $10,200 and a second payment of $10,200.

"I realized I had a problem when one of the subcontractors informed me Carolina Custom Contractors hadn't paid him and he was filing a lien* on my house. Next, the architect refused to release my plans unless I paid him $2,000.

"At this point, other subcontractors stopped working on my project because they hadn't been paid. I was forced to pay another $1,500 to the framers for the work they performed."

DESIRED RESOLUTION: "I want a $10,200 refund for work not performed."

STATUS: Penalty Box

*A construction lien allows any contractor, subcontractor or supplier that hasn't been paid to place a lien on your property as security for payment. To protect yourself, don't make a payment without receiving a lien release or waiver from the contractor, subcontractor and/or supplier.






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