Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stiffed Sub To Eat $6K Mechanics' Lien On Adult Care Home After Contractor Files B'kptcy; 6 Elderly Tenants Dodge Displacement From Possible F'closure

In Portland, Michigan, the Lansing State Journal reports:

  • Allen Haskin, owner of HSV Redi-Mix Inc., said Tuesday he'll drop the construction lien from Joe and Lisa Shaltry's adult foster care home in Portland. That's good news for the Shaltrys; not so good for Haskin, who expects to eat the cost of the $6,000 worth of concrete used on the Shaltrys' new driveway.

  • "I have nothing against the Shaltrys," Haskin said. "We're just trying to survive. I guess I'll get (shortchanged) on the deal."

  • [T]he Shaltrys, who run Walnut Grove Assisted Living, hired Leik Foundation of Portland to replace the driveway at the home. They paid Leik $6,000 upfront and the remaining $6,000 when the job was finished.

  • As far as the Shaltrys were concerned, it was a done deal. But then they learned Leik Foundation, on its way to bankruptcy, failed to pay HSV Redi-Mix for the concrete. Exercising an option provided by Michigan law (and not knowing if the Shaltrys had paid Leik) HSV put a lien on the Shaltrys property.


  • The Shaltrys, who provide housing for six elderly people, were afraid of foreclosure. They were relieved to hear of Haskin's decision [].

For more, see Adult care home will be free of construction lien.

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