Williams v. Athletic’s Field took the Washington mechanic lien world by storm last year, when it declared a mechanic lien invalid even though the claimant used the specific form provided by the statute. We’ve written about this…Read More
Archive | January, 2011
When filing a mechanics lien or construction notice, it’s important to identify the county where the project is located. If’ you’re a local contractor or supplier, this is usually not a tall order. If you’re not local, however, or if two or three counties cut through one city or town,…Read More
If you’re unpaid on a construction project and you want to file a lien, you have to figure out the project type to determine what type of lien is available to you. In most circumstances, there are three types of…Read More
As it’s mid-January, I suppose that this blog post is a little late. However, I just came across the blog post published on the Harmon & Davies, P.C. blog titled: A Calorie Free Treat: Pennsylvania’s Mechanic’s Lien Law Year in Review 2010.
The blog post does an excellent job of…Read More
Whenever I write about the effectiveness of mechanic liens, I use the tag “Why Lien.” It’s been said a lot on this blog: mechanic liens are the most effective collection tool available to your construction business.
Why are mechanic liens so effective? Because when done correctly, they can legally obligate…Read More
When a project is short on funding, lien priority becomes a pretty big deal. Unfortunately for contractors and suppliers, the priority afforded to liens will vary from state-to-state. We’ve discussed lien priority issues in the past (see Lien Priority tag).
One of my favorite posts on the subject is: Mechanic…Read More
This blog, and general discourse on the subject, focuses a lot of attention on the subcontractor’s or supplier’s requirement to send preliminary notices or other notices to preserve mechanic lien rights. The attention is for good reason, as failure to send a notice can invalidate a party’s lien rights.
An article…Read More
Users of zlien’s LienPilot should notice a new link at the top navigation of their control panel: Calendar. Over the holidays, Zlien released this new calendar feature, providing users a web calendar where they can see upcoming deadlines in a list view, a month view or a year…Read More
The LienPilot application allows contractors and suppliers to calculate mechanic lien deadlines in every state. Users are notified of upcoming deadlines by email and…Read More