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Be Careful Estimating Lien Amounts

Be Careful Estimating Lien Amounts

Everyone in the construction industry struggles to get paid at some point. The most basic tip to ensure payment is to put the contract in writing. An oral contract might not destroy your chances at recovery, but common sense will tell you the best practice is to document everything. This principle is even more important when […]

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Indiana Supreme Court Awards Mechanics Lien Attorneys Fees

Strict Proof of Delivery May Be Required For Construction Notices

Attorneys fees are an important aspect of mechanics lien statutes. Many state lien statutes allow for the recovering of attorneys fees to prevent owners and general contractors from gaining all the leverage when a mechanics lien is filed and/or payment is withheld. If contractors were not able to recover for attorneys fees, then certain mechanics […]

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Can I Include Attorneys Fees in a Mechanics Lien?

Can I Include Attorneys Fees in A Mechanics Lien?

Certain states allow lien claimants to include more than the amount owed in a mechanics lien claim. This might include associated costs (such as filing fees or interest) or, most commonly, attorneys fees. Other states don’t permit you to include additional costs in the claim of lien itself, but will award attorneys fees to the […]

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Preliminary Notices and Required Dollar Figures

Preliminary notice requirements are common throughout the U.S. These requirements serve to both provide visibility to the property owner of parties that may otherwise go unnoticed, and to protect the noticing company’s ability to file a valid mechanics lien. While some type of notice, whether a general preliminary notice shortly after starting work or a Notice […]

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California Mechanics Liens: 5 Things You Need To Know

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As a state with a robust construction economy, California has served up plenty of topics to discuss in the Construction finance Journal. Many of the articles discussing California mechanics lien law, however, have been specifically focused on one aspect of the law, one case, or one particular requirement. This post will give an overview of the […]

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5 Things To Know About Florida Mechanics Lien Law

Florida Mechanics Lien Law

Parties looking to file a Florida mechanics lien must comply with Title 40, Chapter 713, Part I of the Florida Statutes. While Florida lien law (and mechanics lien law in general) can be quite complex, we’ve boiled down the essentials of protecting lien rights in Florida. This post outlines the top five things you should know about these […]

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Oklahoma Mechanics Lien Law Changes Take Effect Today, November 1st

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Oklahoma House Bill 1087 (OK-HB-1087 Full Text) becomes law today, November 1st, to explicitly allow lien claimants to include overhead and profits in their claim amount, and potentially other costs as well. We’ve followed the status of this bill from introduction to enrollment, and you can read those articles here: Oklahoma Mechanics Lien Law Protects […]

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Oklahoma Mechanics Law: Contractor Profits & Overhead Protected

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Earlier this year we reported that the Oklahoma legislature was considering some amendments to its mechanics lien laws, and those amendments were signed by the Governor in April 2013 and slated to take effect on November 1, 2013. The new law changes very little about how contractors and suppliers must proceed to comply with the […]

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Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Changes Now In Effect

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Earlier this year we wrote a few articles about legislative changes to the Georgia mechanics lien statutes – first about the legislature passing the amendments and then later about the governor signing them into law.  These laws were slated to take effect on July 1, 2013, which means that they are now in effect. Explanation […]

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Lien Law Alerts: Georgia Amendments Signed by Governor

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Just a few weeks ago we wrote about how the Georgia legislature had passed several amendments to its mechanics lien law that were only waiting on the government’s signature.  We’ve been following the bill’s progress closely and are happy to report that on May 7, 2013, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 434 into law. […]

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