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Preliminary Notice Management when Mail Returned Undelivered

What To Do If The USPS Returns Your Preliminary Notice Mailing?

State requirements everywhere setting forth the preliminary notice and construction notice requirements leave a lot to be desired in addressing practical issues that arise when complying with the same. This is especially true with respect to the actual delivery of a notice. It is common when sending mail that mail will be lost, returned, undeliverable […]

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Postage Prices Set To Rise

Here at zlien we monitor such things as postage rates because they are very important to our clients and our business. The United States Postal Service (USPS) typically raises rates to keep up with the inflation rate. In a recent bold move, the struggling USPS is seeking approval to raise the base rate of a […]

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Lien Rights: Will USPS’ Ending Of Saturday Delivery Mess Things Up

The U.S. Postal Service is hemorrhaging money big time, and this week announced a plan to cut Saturday delivery to avoid potential insolvency.  According to reports the postal service expects to stop delivering and collecting letters and other first-class mail on Saturdays beginning August 5th. This massive change may have serious implications on legal notice statutes […]

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Preliminary Notices: What If The Post Office Closed?

One government organization is especially vulnerable in 2013 if the fiscal cliff talks don’t fall its way, and the organization is critical to mechanics lien and bond claim compliance:  The US Postal Service.  A recent CNN article titled “Goodbye, Postal Service?” asks whether this Christmas “could be the last for the U.S. Postal Service.” The […]

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Preliminary Notices: Certified Mail v. Certified Mail Return Receipt

Let’s drill down on some basics here. In discussing preliminary notice topics in the past we’ve gotten into some high level details, addressing topics such as who must get notice when working on a condominium complex and how government agencies might fine you for not sending required notices. But we’ve never addressed something that is […]

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Preliminary Notice Deadlines May Be Impacted By Slower First Class Mail Delivery

It’s hard times for the United States Postal Service, and has been for years. The news is cluttered with stories over the past three or four years about the USPS raising postage rates and facing bankruptcy. Most recently, it was announced that the USPS will change the way it delivers and sorts First Class mail. […]

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Forget About Today’s Postage Increase And Lose Your Lien Rights?

A few weeks ago, we warned that the USPS was ready to increase postage rates in 2012.  The day of reckoning has come, and new postage rates go into effect today, January 23, 2011. Most important for those who send preliminary notices and other construction notices is the increase to first class mail.  The increase […]

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Postage Rates May Significantly Increase in 2012 Affecting The Cost Of Sending Notices

The USPS has requested to increase postage rates by as much as 4% in 2012, which would have a substantial impact on contractors and suppliers who send a lot of construction notices. If your company sends its own preliminary notices, you’ll want to prepare to update your postage software and your preliminary notice software. If […]

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