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Can A Lien Be Filed If Work Was Originally Done For Free?

An interesting question occurred to me while I was doing some “fix-it” work around the workplace the other day. And, being that a good portion of my brain-space is taken up by mechanics lien information, the question was: “Could I lien for this?” That’s a simple question, but the answer is complex. Despite the simple […]

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Louisiana Bond Claims: Does the Surety Need to Know?

Bond claims, like mechanics liens, have specific rules that must be followed in order for the claim to be valid. Also like mechanics liens, the rules that govern bond claims very from state to state. Since state bond claim laws are similar to, and often at least partially based on, the Miller Act (which governs […]

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New Requirement for Louisiana Equipment Lessors?

Recently, a new amendment to Louisiana mechanics lien law has been enacted that may change the preliminary notice landscape for equipment lessors. Unfortunately, though, while the idea behind the recent change may be solid, not only may the amendment itself not have any real practical effect, it may also generate confusion. Wording Change to Louisiana […]

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Other Liens: Louisiana Homeowners Association Lien or HOA Lien

Another great tool that is out there to secure debt with real property is the HOA lien. HOA stands for homeowners association. Many neighborhoods have homeowner associations. These entities exist in order to take care of the common elements of the neighborhood and keep the place looking nice. They are also set up to make […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Thinking about filing a Louisiana mechanics lien? Look no further, here are “5 things to know” that will help you hit the ground running! Louisiana Mechanics Lien Protection Extends To Many Project Participants Louisiana mechanics lien law extends protection to many different parties. Not only are general contractors and subcontractors able to file a mechanics […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien: How To File Your Claim And Get Paid


It dawned on me this morning that it’s been too long since I’ve written about home sweet home – Louisiana.  Whilezlien is happy to serve clients around the country, our hearts get warm when someone uses our system from Louisiana, and especially the New Orleans area.  Although Louisiana’s law is a bit different from every […]

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