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Payment and Performance Bonds on a Private Project?

Payment and Performance Bonds on a Private Project?

Requiring bonds on a construction project is a great way to insure that a project stays on track. In calling for payment and performance bonds, the awarding authority adds another layer of accountability for prime contractors. Because public projects are funded by tax dollars, and because subcontractors and suppliers cannot avail themselves to some of their […]

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The Notice of Commencement Handbook

The Notice of Commencementt

What Is A Notice of Commencement? Notice of Commencement is a legal document available to construction participants in the following states: Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas. The rules applicable to notice of commencement vary widely among these states. Sometimes this document is required, sometimes it is optional. In some cases, […]

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What Is a Notice of Furnishing?

What Is a Notice of Furnishing?

Notice of Furnishing is the term used for preliminary notice in four states: Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota. In these states, most parties who furnish labor and/or materials on construction projects are required to send notice of furnishing in order to secure lien rights. Notice of furnishing should be sent proactively, long before a payment […]

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How to Serve a Mechanics Lien in Person

Serving a mechanics lien, or providing a copy of the lien to interested parties, ensures that they receive notice and can promptly recognize and pay your claim. In most states, mechanics liens lien may be served through the mail, usually by sending it via certified mail – sometimes with return receipt requested. Not every state makes the […]

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South Carolina Notice of Furnishing Clarified

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 in the event of nonpayment. While the only specific deadline to deliver this notice is prior to the filing […]

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South Carolina Notice Requirements Clarified by SC Supreme Court

Mechanics liens are creations of statute. This means that a potential lien claimant may only acquire, perfect, and enforce a mechanics lien as specifically set forth by the statutes that created it. South Carolina is no exception to this rule, South Carolina Code § 29-5-10 et seq., sets forth the particular lien and notice requirements for […]

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South Carolina Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Looking to file a mechanics lien in South Carolina? Let zlien help with the “5 things to know” below! Licensed Contractors Have the Right to Lien In South Carolina, any project participant that contributes labor or supplies to the erection, alteration or repair towards the improvement of a property has mechanics lien rights. This includes […]

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Payment Bond: South Carolina Supreme Courts Rules on New Case

Construction Payment Blog is not just focused on mechanics liens; another topic we routinely cover is payment bonds. As we’ve discussed in many other posts, general contractors on public works projects are generally required to secure a bond on the project to ensure payment of subs – and not at the expense of public entity double payment. These bonds […]

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Myths and Facts of Properly Serving a Mechanics Lien in South Carolina

Special thanks to Jeff Bannister of Serve-One Inc. Process Serving in Greenville, SC, who contributes this guest post to the Construction Payment Blog.  Jeff Bannister is the owner of Serve-One Inc. Processing Serving.   Serve One Attorney Services is the largest process serving company in SC.  Jeff is a Desert Storm Veteran and former State […]

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