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Top Lien Release Myths Examined

Mechanics liens can be cancelled or released by the claimant. The release is important to consider once payment has been received, as a tool to mitigate rough business relations with the customers, and to ensure your own business integrity. Releasing a lien that has been paid in full is the…

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Attempt to File Fraudulent Mechanics Lien Results in Penalties in Illinois

Mechanics liens provide strong protection against nonpayment in the construction industry by providing parties with an interest in the actual property being improved by their work. A necessary consequence of that strong protection, though, is that mechanics liens are powerful, and recording a mechanics lien clouds the title of the subject property….

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Notice Compliance: You Can’t Trust the Recorder

With the importance of making sure that documents are recorded in the proper location, [the recorder’s office should] be 1) aware of the document itself, 2) be aware of the necessity of filing the document, and 3) be able to get the document filed when requested.

Notice compliance…

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Mechanics Liens: How to Record a Mechanics Lien

Walking a mechanics lien in for recording or submitting through e-filing are fast ways to get documents stamped and indexed in a matter of minutes.  But, what if the recording office is in a different city or state or e-filing is not an option, how do you record a mechanics…

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