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Pay If Paid and Pay When Paid: Colorado

Continuing our brief review of pay when paid and pay if paid clauses throughout the United States, this post examines these clauses under Colorado construction law. Colorado allows for both the timing mechanism of a pay when paid clause, and the burden-shifting of a pay if paid clause. Note, however,…

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Colorado Mechanics Lien Rights When Materials Specially Fabricated

We published an article last year about the mechanics lien rights for those companies who specially fabricate materials. The article – Special Mechanics Lien Rules for Specially Fabricated Materials – explains what usually qualifies as a “specially fabricated material” and outlines rules that exist in states who have addressed the…

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Colorado Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Notice of Intent to Lien is Mandatory Prior to Filing a Colorado Mechanics Lien
Colorado does not require any notice prior to performing work on the project.  However, any party other than the prime contractor is allowed to file a Notice to Owner that has the effect of requiring the owner…

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Mechanics Liens: Mechanics Liens and … Criminal Law?

While browsing recent news stories involving mechanics liens, a very interesting headline popped up in my search results: “Sixteen People Arrested on Federal Indictment Involving Multi-State Car Theft Conspiracy.”  At first, I was surprised that such a story opened up after a search for “mechanics liens,” but after reading a…

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Colorado Mechanics Lien Available Even When Tenants Contract For Work

Construction projects come in many shapes and sizes. Some are private jobs commissioned by property owners.  Others are public projects commissioned by states, counties, municipalities or the federal government. Sometimes, there are even private projects commissioned to be performed on public property, which may present a mechanics lien conundrum.

This blog…

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