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Tennessee Amendment Changes Payment Bond Details

Payment bonds are meant to be for the benefit of subcontractors and suppliers, generally speaking. Bonds are piles of money put up by the general contractor or owner of a property. Subcontractors and suppliers may submit claims against the pile of money for lack of payment. This process avoids hold ups on work projects by […]

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Only Sent One Preliminary Notice? You Might Have Lost Lien Rights

In many states, sending preliminary notice is a one-time requirement, a boxed to be checked off and forgotten. Sure, the timing requirements or deadline calculations may be difficult, and complicated when the potential claimant has multiple projects in multiple states, but once the notice has been sent (correctly and on time) it can be forgotten […]

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Tennessee Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know


Eligibility to File A Mechanics Lien in Tennessee Depends on the Project Eligibility to file a lien in Tennessee depends on the project type. On most projects (the exception being 1-4 unit residential owner-occupied buildings), pretty much everyone that participates in construction has lien rights. This includes contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, laborers, surveyors, architects, and engineers. Where […]

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Special Mechanic Lien Rules for Specially Fabricated Materials


Time and time again on this blog, I’ve said that if there is one lien law rule consistent from state to state, it’s that in order to qualify for a mechanics lien claim, the materials or labor you furnish must actually be incorporated into the jobsite’s property (click here to see mentions of “incorporation” on […]

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