Lien on me...
May 21, 2011 1:17 PM Subscribe
Roofer wants to come back and request double the amount already paid on a signed contract, and are threatening a lien on the house, what can we do?
posted by anonymous to home & garden (19 answers total)
Our roof was leaking so we got a few estimates and went a reputable company. During the time they were working on it, there were some complications, and they saw they had to redo the roof. It was indeed most likely built incorrectly by the original contractors (long story) so OK. The contract was for 15 thousand. During the job complications arose, we set a loose verbal agreement for an additional 14K.
After doing some research and asking around, 30K for a house our size is overpriced. The contractor came back here, no invoice, no paperwork on the extra costs, kept saying that he was a family man, trying to emotionally appeal. Saying that the business is paying out of pocket, etc.. We agreed to pay 3-4K extra, possibly 5K because we did acknowledge that they went a little above/beyond in the work. He wouldn't budge, and threatened to come back with an invoice for much more than the additional 14K.
We have a signed contract that says paid in full (for the 15K we paid), we have not signed anything else at this time. He wants to put a lein on the house, can he still do this without any further documentation? What else should we do?