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Property for Payment: Mechanics Liens Give You Options

Sometimes, the financial difficulty of the party with whom you contracted, or even their bankruptcy, can be the reason why you are not receiving payment. In that situation it may seem like nothing can get you paid – if there’s no money left at all, how can you get what’s…

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Mechanics Lien Priority Takes a Hit in Arizona

Mechanics liens provide good protection against the risk of non-payment on construction projects. One of the reasons why is that mechanics liens encumber the improved property itself, and generally, have priority over other subsequent encumbrances on the property. This is especially helpful when severe financial distress at the top of…

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How Long Does a Mechanics Lien Last? [Infographic]

What happens after you file a lien? We hope you get paid, and that’s generally the case, but it doesn’t always happen. In the few cases when filing a lien does not result in payment, the next step to recover the money owed is generally filing a law suit to enforce your…

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Maine Supreme Judicial Court Gets Sale-Happy

Mechanics liens are powerful instruments to induce payment on construction projects. There are many reasons this is so, but perhaps the most attention grabbing (at least for the owner of the improved property) is that the property may be sold to satisfy the debt. This provides a serious incentive for the property…

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Lien Enforcement Deadline Infographic

All mechanics liens expire and are extinguished at some point, but when exactly is that date, and how is it calculated? The infographic below is a quick guide and provides some down-and-dirty info.

Bear in mind, though, that lien enforcement deadlines are strict, strictly determined, and very, very important. While this…

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Construction Liens: Are There Any Downsides? What Do You Think?

Earlier this month attorney Bill Fig published an article in the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce titled “The downside of construction liens.”  In it, he argued that industry participants “do not fully understand the ‘foreclosure piece’ of the lien process” and “rely too heavily on the payment protection they perceive…

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