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Frequently asked questions about credit management and credit risk mitigation through mechanics lien and bond claim compliance, including frequently asked questions about how to manage the lien process and how to file a mechanics lien.

Mechanics Liens: Liens on Condominiums – An Overview

Condominium Mechanics Lien in Florida

Mechanics liens on condominiums can be tricky. In fact, this blog has addressed the complexities of condominium projects several times; here, here, and here for example. The reason that condo projects are sometimes more difficult, in terms of properly preserving mechanic’s lien rights and perfecting liens, than other types of projects is generally because the factors […]

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Mechanics Liens: When Is It The Right Time To File?

Timing for Liens, and Construction Disputes

Filing a mechanics lien is something your company may consider when a customer account goes into default, but you’ll likely be juggling promises to pay, customer relationships and other complexities when making a decision about whether and when to file. This post talks through some of these issues to determine when the time is right […]

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Condominium Liens: How Many Liens Will You Need?

When it comes time to record a mechanics lien every company wants to file the minimum amount of documents. This makes perfect sense. The more documents you need to record the more expensive the lien process will be. Things get a bit sticky when filing mechanics lien claims against a condominium construction project. We’ve addressed […]

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Bond Claims: Is There a Benefit to Sending A Bond Claim When There is No Requirement to Send a Claim Prior to Initiating Suit?

Bond claims, like mechanic’s liens, have requirements that vary from state to state.  Whether or not preliminary notice is required, who must receive preliminary notice or the claim itself, and even if a formal claim is required prior to initiating a lawsuit to recover can all change depending on the state in which the project […]

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Mechanics Lien Claim or Bond Claim? Which Should You File?

Some people get confused about the differences between a bond claim and a mechanics lien claim, and this can result in causing decision paralysis. As this post will explain, however, the question of “which should you file” is usually a trick question. On most occasions, you only have the opportunity to file one or the other. You […]

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Zlien Updates the Resources for Public Projects

Several months ago I noted that zlien continuously updates the resources section of the website in order to continue being the web’s leading resource for lien, bond claim, and notice information.  In that time span, not only has every state been updated with new FAQs and re-vamped charts for private projects, there are new FAQs […]

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Vermont Mechanics Lien Law: Who Can File?

Zlien’s mechanics lien resources page is an impressive assembly of lien law information, resources and forms. You can select any state and pull up detailed and reliable information about the applicable mechanics lien law. One of the most useful features of the zlien Resources is the “Frequently Asked Questions” data it provides for both private […]

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California Mechanics Lien Law: Must It Be Notarized?

While a California mechanics lien must be signed and “verified,” there is not an independent requirement that it also be notarized. Confusion arises because the mechanics lien statute requires verification, but as we’ll see in this blog post, a “verification” requirement is not the same as a “notarization” requirement. The statute in question is California […]

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