When there are multiple liens or other encumbrances on a property, and everyone is trying to get paid, the determination of which liens have priority is paramount. I recently discussed an Arizona court’s decision giving a mechanics lien priority over a construction lender. That case was fairly straightforward, and once…Read More
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Filing a mechanics lien has the tendency to be complicated as the laws are different from state to state. However, don’t let the fine print be the reason you don’t get paid. Check out the “5 things to know” about Idaho mechanics lien law below before filing.
Idaho Mechanics Lien Law…
One of the most basic features of a mechanics lien is that it enables unpaid contractors and subcontractors to get the money they are owed for furnishing labor and/or materials to a construction project. But what happens if the property owner for…Read More
If a mechanic’s lien claimant is not paid, there comes a time when the lien claimant must foreclose on the lien or the lien claim is extinguished. While the time period for this action varies by state, the requirement that a lien must be foreclosed or it will eventually expire…Read More
First of all, why does this matter? Thankfully, unlike many questions raised by mechanic’s lien laws, the answer to why the date of substantial completion of furnishing labor and materials matters is fairly straightforward. It matters…Read More
It’s funny how cases are decided completely independent from one another, but somehow, there is overlap and relationships between them. This is the case for two decisions from the past few weeks, one in Idaho and another in California. They both regard almost identical issues, yet the courts reach almost…Read More