Mechanics liens are powerful tools to get parties in the construction industry paid. While there are several steps that parties on the top of the payment chain have to challenge the mechanics lien, or otherwise get the lien removed from the property,…Read More
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Bonding companies do not like mechanics liens. As a matter of fact, most bonding companies will have contractors answer directly to them once a lien is filed. It gives them unwanted exposure, so these bonding companies will…Read More
The process of releasing a Texas mechanic lien, like everything else under Texas mechanics lien law, is unique. Unlike many other states, the Texas statutes present comprehensive guidelines as to who may release a mechanics lien claim, and how….Read More
The purpose of this article is to clarify what a lien release bond is and how it works.
Lien Release Bonds Generally
The typical scenario impacting contractors is one where your company, as a subcontractor, is not paid on time by…Read More
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…Read More
A mechanics lien is an extremely powerful tool unpaid contractors and subcontractors can use to get paid. One of the ways in which a mechanics lien affects a property is that it can “cloud” the property’s title. In layman’s…Read More
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”…Read More
“Want to know a dirty secret in the construction industry?,” asks an article we posted earlier this…Read More
Many folks who use the zlien service to file a mechanics lien are confronted with a post-filing situation when the property owner or…Read More
This article was written by Danielle Rodabaugh of SuretyBonds.com, an agency that issues surety bonds to contractors nationwide. As a part of the agency’s surety bond educational outreach program, Danielle writes informative articles that explain complicated bonding issues to contractors and their lawyers.
It’s no secret that filing a lien on…Read More