When working on a state (or federal) construction project, the payment bond is key. If you’re unpaid for labor or materials furnished to a state or federal construction project, you’re entitled to file a claim against the payment bond. This works exactly like a traditional mechanic’s lien claim, except that…Read More
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We frequently discuss bond claims on this blog, as this is the mechanics lien remedy available to contractors and suppliers on state and federal projects. When working on a project owned by or controlled by the government, those unpaid for services rendered are able to file a claim against a…Read More
One frustrating thing about the mechanic’s lien and payment bond claim laws across the nation is that they are all different. In particular, the lien claimant’s deadline to file a mechanic’s lien or payment bond claim varies state-to-state. Since this post is part of our State Bond Claim…Read More
Since so many in the construction industry confuse mechanic lien rights on private projects with bond claim rights on state, county or federal projects, there is a common misconception that bond claims are filed in the county recorder or clerk’s office similar to a mechanic’s lien claim. In general, this…Read More
When filing a bond claim, most state laws only require the claimant to file their notice of claim with the prime contractor and/or the public entity commissioning work. It’s then the responsibility of those parties to report the claim to the bonding company.
One reason for this is simply because the…Read More
A good place to start with these basic questions is with a basic definition, and I’ve found a good one on Wikipedia:
A payment bond is a surety bond posted by a contractor to guaranty that his subcontractors and material…Read More
If you’re unpaid on a private (commercial, industrial, residential) construction project, you have the right to file a mechanics lien against the property itself to collect the debt. When working on property owned by the state,…Read More
Publishing a blog series about security and lien rights on state construction projects is terrific, but it means nothing to a construction or supply business if they’re not actually working on a state project. Thus, the question must be answered: What exactly is a state project?
Are You Working On A… Read More
We published a blog series on mechanic lien laws for the material supplier in January, and are following it up this month with a new focus: state and county construction…Read More