Serving a mechanics lien, or providing a copy of the lien to interested parties, ensures that they receive notice and can promptly recognize and pay your claim. In most states, mechanics liens lien may be served through the mail, usually by sending it via certified mail – sometimes with return receipt requested….Read More
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When viewed in a vacuum, it seems odd that the lien rights of subcontractors and suppliers can be negatively impacted by the actions of third parties. It is easy to think that some rule of fair play is violated when actions out of the sub’s control extinguish otherwise valid lien…Read More
Pay if paid and pay when paid clauses are treated differently depending on the state. Some, like Illinois, North Carolina, and Wisconsin, have statutory restrictions on such clauses, and others, like California and New York, do not enforce them on public policy grounds. In other states, however, the enforceability of…Read More
Connecticut mechanics lien law is complicated and it’s important to understand the laws applicable to your project. Here are five things you should know about Connecticut mechanics lien law.
1) Notice Requirements Are Complex
Connecticut does not require any notice prior to performing work on the project. However, the general contractor is…
If you’ve ever looked at Zlien’s state-by-state resource page, you’ll see that each state has deadlines that must be complied with. One deadline common to every state is the time in which a party must sue to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien. Connecticut is fairly generous in this regard; a party…Read More
Will zlien be sending me paperwork to sign?
In most cases, the answer is No. zlien is compliant with every state’s lien and notice requirements. If we are capable of signing your documents on your behalf as an authorized agent, then we take care of getting…
Who are you? Seems like a simple enough question.
You’d be surprised how often mechanics lien claimants wrongly identify themselves in a mechanics lien, and you may even be surprised how often this makes a difference. The issue was addressed recently in Connecticut, and a mechanics lien claimant in that state…Read More
A footnote in a July 2012 Connecticut Court of Appeals decision presents an interesting issue about calculating a mechanics lien deadline. This task, as readers of the blog will know, is not as easy as it seems.
Calculating a mechanics lien deadline usually requires the claimant to select its last date…Read More
How much should you claim in your mechanics lien? That is a very frequently pondered question, and something we’ve addressed on this blog from a few angles. A recent case in Connecticut illustrates that setting your claim amount may not always be straight-forward, and that there is a battle in mechanics…Read More
Mechanics lien statutes are complex and technical, and they get mixed treatment by courts across the country with some courts very strictly construing and others very liberally construing the statutory requirements. It’s because of these varied restrictions that filing a mechanics lien can be a treacherous affair, and folks are at…Read More