No one ever wants to hear that their Mechanics Lien has been rejected. With strict deadlines and promises to pay on the line, it is vital to get your Mechanics Lien recorded…Read More
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A mechanic’s lien is a security interest in the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property. First introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, contractors and suppliers frequently use this device to get paid or secure a contract. Requirements are technical and complex, thus typically requiring software or great discipline to manage.
Play nice. Share. Use your words. You’ve heard these lessons since you were little, and there is a reason for that. When followed, these rules can improve many aspects of your life. The construction industry is no…Read More
A few days ago, the largest company in the world capitulated to the request of a 25 year-old pop/country music star.
On the surface, the 24-hour feud between Apple and Taylor Swift was about music…Read More
In the business world, everything is a negotiation. The construction world is no different, and when in a negotiation, the side with the most leverage is in the best position. Filing a mechanics lien can give you…Read More
The construction industry is a relationship business. Usually all parties work together well to get the project done and keep everyone happy, but sometimes issues like non-payment arise. Mechanics liens can create tension in these relationships, put…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
Bonding companies do not like mechanics liens. As a matter of fact, most bonding companies will have contractors answer directly to them once a lien is filed. It gives them unwanted exposure, so these bonding companies will…Read More
Collecting debts owed to you can be frustrating and difficult. Sometimes owners and/or general contractors just need a little push to pay you the debt they owe you. Filing a mechanics lien can be that needed push. A mechanics lien…Read More
We have talked about the many ways mechanics liens can get you paid. Sometimes, however, litigation may become necessary and you will need to file a lien enforcement action. If litigation is necessary, however, many statutes…Read More
Sometimes, the financial situation of certain parties throughout the contracting chain on a construction project can be less than ideal. More likely than not, the owner or even the general contractor are not aware of this situation,…Read More