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Happy Labor Day

Labor Day is one of our favorites at Zlien because it celebrates those who make construction happen in America. The document at the center of our service is usually called a construction lien or mechanics lien, but it’s frequently referred to as the “laborer lien.” Laborers are not forgotten by this blog, either.  You can […]

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Florida Notice To Owner: Exceptions To The Requirement

Generally speaking, when working on a private construction project in Florida, you must deliver a “Notice To Owner” to preserve your mechanics lien rights. Like any law, there are exceptions.  This post reviews the rule, the exceptions and some best practices for your company. Explaining Florida’s Notice To Owner Requirement Many states have preliminary notice […]

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You Don’t Need Preliminary Notice in Washington For Labor Portion Of Work

On private projects in Washington state, all material suppliers and most subcontractors must deliver a preliminary notice within 60 days of first furnishing labor or materials to a construction project. Failing to send this preliminary notice will result in the loss of mechanics lien rights. This preliminary notice requirement is pretty well known in Washington, […]

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Profile of an Overlooked Lien Claimant: The Laborer

The laborer is present at every construction project across the world.  He or she is the sweat on the brow of the project, doing the hard work day-in and day-out to ensure buildings get erected and project specifications are correctly delivered.  And based on my experience in mechanic lien laws across the United States, they […]

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Be Careful When Using Free Legal Forms

Gerard Simington with “FindAnAttorneyForMe.com” published an informative article that warns businesses about using free legal forms found on the internet. The Internet has placed legal information and legal forms at our fingertips — and its easy to forget sometimes that the law is a very complicated subject, and legal forms are no exception.  While a […]

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Is Notice Required Before Filing a Construction Lien? Louisiana Law

It’s difficult to stress how beneficial filing a lien can be for your company when attempting to collect on a non-paying project. However, this begs the very important, and sometimes difficult to answer question: Are you legally entitled to lien? In Louisiana, the lien statutes are drafted with a certain balance. On the one hand, […]

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Why Lien?

Dear Contractor/Subcontractor/Supplier: There are some customers or prime contractors who will not pay you after a significant amount of work, labor, services and materials have been invested into performing a job. The founder of Zlien’s father and grandfather were both general contractors in New Orleans, LA, so we know your frustration. The best way to […]

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“No Liens” Clauses – Are They Valid?

It is ordinary for a subcontractor or supplier to execute a lien waiver after it receives payment for services and/or materials. Construction contracts, however, sometimes go one step further by requiring a subcontractor or supplier to waive its lien rights as a condition of accepting the contract. There is some question in Louisiana jurisprudence as […]

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