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Washington Notice to Owner: The Why, Who, What, When, and How

WHY send a Notice to Owner?
To protect your mechanics lien rights! Washington has nuanced rules and requirements regarding the sending of preliminary notices. Most parties on private construction projects are required to submit a Notice to Owner in order to protect their mechanics lien rights.
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WHO must send a Washington Notice…

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Review of New Washington Lien Law Treatise: A Great In Depth Resource For Attorneys Or Anyone Who Wants To Know Too Much About Lien Laws

Early this week, Stoel Rives, LLP (@stoelrives), the publisher of the construction law blog Ahead of Schedule, announced the publication of a “Washington state lien law treatise.”

I’ve downloaded and read this treatise, and as further explored in this post, highly recommend it as a comprehensive reference book for Washington attorneys,…

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Mechanics Lien Rights And Unjust Enrichment Claims Cross Paths In Recent Washington Case

Construction projects notoriously involve multiple parties.  The lender is lending money to the property owner, who hires a general contractor, who hires subcontractors, who in-turn hire sub-subcontractors and suppliers. The contracting chain can go on-and-on for seemingly forever.

While all parties to a project are interconnected by the project’s budget, schedule,…

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Washington Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Ready to file a mechanics lien in Washington state but not sure where to start? Look no further than zlien’s “5 thing’s to know” about mechanics lien law below.
Suppliers to Suppliers Are Not Entitled to Mechanics Lien Rights in Washington
Washington state allows any project participant that has provided professional services,…

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