The laws, rules, and regulations surrounding construction payment are complex, indicate, and can have significant consequences if not followed. As well as providing remedies for nonpayment (such as the security provided by mechanics liens) there are specific rules related to…Read More
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Mechanics lien and bond claim laws change constantly. New bills, laws and cases construe the mechanics lien laws on an almost daily basis. For years, we’ve made a commitment to providing our readers with free notifications of important changes in state and federal mechanics lien and bond claim laws, and these notifications are all organized under this “Lien Law Alerts” section. Rely on Zlien to continue monitoring legislation and case law across the country and report on any changes that could impact your company’s legal compliance with lien and bond claim laws.
Mechanics liens protect parties that furnish labor and/or material in the improvement of property. While the exact definition of the protected parties varies from state to state, this core statement remains the same. In order to file a valid…Read More
This is a guest editorial post by Kurt Sorensen, the Corporate Credit Director for H&E Equipment. The following was submitted to the Louisiana State Law Institute Security Devices Committee suggesting changes be…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 money gets tight on a construction project, there are usually many different parties scrambling to protect their interest. One of the fundamental disputes on divvying up the money boils down to an argument over which secured party gets their…Read More
One of the questions routinely asked by mechanics lien claimants is whether or not attorneys fees (or other fees) can be added to the amount listed on the lien document. This is a reasonable request, getting a lien filed can…Read More
Arizona provides some protections to owner-occupants not provided to other parties. Specifically, Arizona § 33-1002(B) provides that:
No lien provided for in this article shall be allowed or recorded by the person claiming a lien against the dwelling of a…Read More
South Carolina requires that parties on a construction project with no direct contract with the property owner deliver a Notice of Furnishing to the property owner and general contractor prior to filing a valid mechanics lien…Read More
Mechanics liens in California are not specifically required to be notarized in order to be valid. In fact, the confusing requirement that a California mechanics lien be “verified” but it’s not required to be “notarized” has been the subject…Read More
Whether or not a mechanics lien may, or should, be amended in certain various circumstances is a difficult and dangerous question. Further, determining what information is “close enough” and what information will result in a lien being invalidated can be difficult….Read More