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Posted by: from Vancouver
11/21/2019 at 8:56:51 PM

I was working for this builder as a painter I painted his house it's a 12 million dollar house I spent almost a year painting that house when the job was done he had a lot of repairs done again and wanted me to paint those again and that was a lot of extra work I asked him to pay me for the work I have already done as of the signed contract and anything more will be extra charges but without paying me he has hired another painter can he legally do that and what can I do to get my money for the work I and my worker's have done..please let me know thank u

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Date/Time11/21/2019 at 10:28:32 PM

Hello

asking the contractors for this matter is not a good idea when you should contact a lawyer and ask for legal advice.

however based on experience the first move after a legal correspondence is a lean against the property.

it should be done within the firs 45 days after the last day of working in that property. this is Ontario law i don't know about BC. good luck

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Date/Time11/22/2019 at 7:34:09 AM

Hi Shagan

Yes this sounds like you have a very good case. I'm sure you will find a firm that have

Paralegals that specialize in small claims.

The Paralegals don't charge quite as much as

a Lawyer. Don't be shy to shop around and get advise from other Lawyers. Legal fees and court cost can all be part of your claim. Small claims in Ontario is up to $ 20,000 not sure about BC

Be patient ...Good Luck

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Date/Time11/25/2019 at 10:37:40 PM

Every tradesman has the ability to lean properties this puts a freeze on any funds( like a line of credit or loan from the bank ) used to pay other trades ( plumbing, electrical etc...). If you look up lands and titles in your city it is a fairly simple process and you will get your Money. within a week or two HE'LL call YOU and say hey what's up? play dumb and ask why you put a lean on it. However there is a timeline to lean a property you have 45 days since the last time you were on the site. Many builders know this and try to lead you on so you can't lein the property. If you don't know how to put a lein on check out www.lien-pro.com/ they can get it done quickly but it is more expensive 400-500$ however it is worth it YOU WILL GET PAID. Lastly whatever you do DO NOT REMOVE the LIEN UNTIL YOU ARE PAID IN FULL......The customer WILL THREATEN and tell you he'll get lawyers after you and sue you etc... ..DO NOT REMOVE THE LIEN... .he can't sue you for ripping you off. If you have any questions feel free to call me 403-390-6223 Lamar

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