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Fifth Circuit Upholds Payment Bond Rights

Payment bond rights under your state’s Little Miller Act statute are not easily avoided. Little Miller Act statutes allow subcontractors and lower-tiered parties to make claims against the payment bond that every general contractor must post for public projects. This process guarantees a certain level of protection for subs while…

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Signing a Lien Waiver? Here’s What to Keep in Mind

To sign or not to sign?
Lien waivers are used all the time in the construction industry. Typically, the party making payment will request or require that the party receiving payment sign and execute a lien waiver as part of the exchange of payment. It is pretty clear why those making…

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Why Subcontractors Fail and What to Do About It

Reprinted with permission from Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors Services Corp. Copyright 2015. All rights reserved. This post was originally published on September 18, 2015.

Subcontractor default is neither understated nor under-reported. Everyone in the industry is familiar with it and the consequences of the likely, yet…

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Texas Construction Fund Act: More Protection?

It is no secret that the Texas mechanics lien statute is a rather confusing and daunting piece of legislation. This is especially true for subcontractors as they bear the brunt of strict and complex notice requirements that must be met in order to qualify for mechanics lien protection. The statute requires notices…

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What is a Subcontractor Lien Waiver? [FAQs and Forms]

Whether your headquarters are located in a van, or on a massive campus, as a subcontractor, you’ve probably been asked to sign a lien waiver at one point or another.
What is a subcontractor lien waiver?
A subcontractor lien waiver is, simply put, a lien waiver for subcontractors. I can guess what…

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Are Textura’s Lien Waivers Worth the Paper They Are Not Printed On?

Lien waivers are one of the most common documents associated with construction projects. Their ubiquitous nature, and the need to exchange numerous documents quickly and efficiently many times per project, can lead to the potentially significant consequences associated with lien waivers being overlooked, and waivers being rubber-stamped in the rush to get paid….

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