It’s the end of the year, and your RSS feeds are puking articles with tips for the new year and reflections on the last. At first, I thought to fight the urge. Obviously, I threw in the towel and are here to present you with the top ten blog…Read More
Archive | December, 2011
As the holiday season winds down and 2012 approaches, everyone in the construction industry is looking back on the fiscal successes and failures from 2011, and making plans…Read More
Please take note that our offices will be closed…Read More
Just a week or two ago, I published a “Scenario” post, analyzing whether a lien can be filed by cleaning services or someone doing cleaning work on a construction project: Scenario: Can You File A Mechanics Lien For Cleaning Services.
Coincidentally, the Utah Court of Appeals published a bit…Read More
Once you start investigating about mechanic lien laws, you may encounter the concept of a “Stop Notice,” and thereupon begin to wonder: what in the world is this, and how is it different from a mechanic lien? Here are the top 4 differences between a stop notice and a mechanics…Read More
Construction liens or mechanic liens are hard-hitting collection tools for contractors, and available virtually everywhere. This article provides an overview of basic construction lien principals and requirements.
Lien statutes are complex and technical in every state, but throughout the country common themes and policies emerge.
If you’re in the…Read More
The simple, yet important and obvious component of a mechanics lien is the legal property description. Nearly every state requires you identify the property with more than a municipal address, with many requiring a legal property description be used. But, what exactly is a legal property description, and how…Read More
This post, originally published as a Google Knol (which is being discontinued, yawn), is now repurposed for this blog. One of the reasons I want to republish this thing is because I consider it one of the most comprehensive how-to guides for California mechanics lien filings.
This how-to guide really…Read More
Kudos to the Vail Valley Blogsite for a recent article about a frequently asked question regarding how lien claimants should calculate the amount of its mechanics lien claim. We’ve written about this topic in a…Read More
Regardless of where you’ve performed construction work, if you’re interested in filing a mechanics lien it’s important to consider where you fall in the construction chain. For instance, were you the prime contractor, a subcontractor, a sub-subcontractor or supplier? Properly identifying yourself has consequences for the type of notices required,…Read More