You hear people say it all the time, “it’s the little things that matter.” Well when dealing with courts, little errors can become big problems. Considering the average construction case involves multiple parties, there are even more procedural pitfalls…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.
Texas lien law is generally considered to be the most burdensome and confusing in the country. The intent of lien laws is to provide a statutory remedy to secure payment for labor and/or…Read More
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
First and foremost, thanks to my pal Scott Wolfe for the opportunity to discuss what is a major change in Virginia law regarding mechanic’s liens. I always appreciate the opportunity to guest post here at his blog.
When I first posted about Senate…Read More
Contract clauses that attempt to shift the financial risk of a project onto lower-tiered parties are all too common in the construction industry. Many times, these clauses are a direct assault on mechanics lien rights. Other clauses, however,…Read More
Design professionals, architects and engineers, are integral and important parts of the construction world. They may not perform the same functions as your average contractor, but design professionals still face issues, such as non-payment, familiar to other construction…Read More
A lien release is generally filed after payment has been received, or if the lien has expired, or if the lien is invalid for some other reason. Generally, when a lien is released, that signals the end of…Read More
Prompt pay laws exist to protect construction industry participants from slow or nonexistent payments. If payment is delayed beyond a specific amount of time (that varies by state) a contractor may be able to make a claim for payment…Read More
Mechanics liens for work performed on multiple parcels, lots, or specific improvements can be even trickier than the mechanics lien process in general – especially when work is performed pursuant to multiple contracts. Should one file a single mechanics…Read More
Lien waivers, including waivers of the right to make a bond claim, are common documents that are exchanged on every construction project. Far from being innocuous “throw-away” documents standing in the way of receiving payment, or documents that…Read More