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New York Mechanics Lien Law: Legal Property Description in New York City

While every state requires that some description of the property, like the municipal property address, be included on a mechanics lien, many states take it a step further and require that a mechanics lien include a legal property description. A legal property description can be described as “a written statement recognized by law as to the […]

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Project Identification: It Can Be Complicated, But It’s Important

We’ve written several times about the need to properly identify the type of project on which you are working, and that project identification can be more difficult than one would originally imagine. Whether the project on which you are working is a commercial project or a public project determines lien rights or bond claim rights, […]

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Mechanics Liens: Researching Church Construction Projects

Determining whether a construction project is a privately owned project or a public project is essential to preserving your  mechanics lien or bond claim rights. Private construction projects and public construction have different documents that need to be filed if you are unpaid. Private projects require the mechanics lien to be filed, while public projects […]

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California Notices and Liens: Researching the Property Owner

When beginning work on a construction project, many states require a preliminary notice to be delivered within a certain time frame. States that require preliminary notice to be sent include Washington, Oregon, California, and Ohio. The idea behind the preliminary notice is that since a mechanics lien encumbers the title of the property, the property […]

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Mechanics Liens: The Basics of School Construction Projects

New construction of schools, and construction to maintain existing schools, appear to always be happening. Before working on a school construction project, its best to know the basics about it, such as whether it is a public or private school and who is the owner of either the land or the project. The Importance of […]

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Mechanics Liens: Researching the Legal Property Description

When filing a mechanics lien (and in some states, preliminary notices), the legal description of the property is generally required to be on that document. The legal property description is essentially the description that the county labels the property as. It  is “a written statement recognized by law as to the definite location of a […]

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Research Very Important When Sending Preliminary Notice

When sending preliminary notices, it’s important to have the right form and to follow all statutory requirements in your sending method. An often overlooked aspect of preparing a preliminary notice, however, is doing project research to make sure you’re sending the notice to the right people. This research and data verification is critical to sending […]

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Let Us Research The Legal Property Description, Bond, Owner, County and More

You’re unpaid and ready to file your mechanics lien or bond claim.  But, do you have the necessary information? Depending on where you perform work and the type of construction project, you’ll likely need to know specific information to properly file your mechanics lien or bond claim. Most states, for example, require you to identify […]

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How To Find A City or Town’s County

When filing a mechanics lien or construction notice, it’s important to identify the county where the project is located. If’ you’re a local contractor or supplier, this is usually not a tall order. If you’re not local, however, or if two or three counties cut through one city or town, figuring out a project’s county […]

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