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
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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
Short answer: If you’re unpaid on a construction project, a Mechanic’s Lien is an effective way to get paid. In most states, the filing of a mechanics lien prevents the owner from selling, refinancing or transferring property. Further, and perhaps more importantly, a lien claimant who is originally allowed to…Read More
After you file a mechanic lien, a number of things may happen. The lien may be paid off (and then canceled), or you may be required to file a lawsuit to foreclose on the mechanics…Read More