Priority is a very important, and sometimes complicated, issue for courts to hash out when deciding which parties ultimately get paid in a case where there is not enough money to go around. Mechanics liens can make the priority battle…Read More
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A lien release is generally filed after payment has been received, or if the lien has expired, or if the lien is invalid for some other reason. Generally, when a lien is released, that signals the end of…Read More
Sending a Notice to Owner is a complicated affair. The document has a lot of criteria, such that contractors and suppliers must, within a certain period of time, make certain that they are sending the correct form…Read More
The purpose of this article is to clarify what a lien release bond is and how it works.
Lien Release Bonds Generally
The typical scenario impacting contractors is one where your company, as a subcontractor, is not paid on time by…Read More
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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…Read More
Mechanics lien deadlines are established by statutes. Sometimes, as is the case in California and Texas, the right to file a mechanics lien claim is embedded in the state’s constitution. In other states it is a strong…Read More
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.
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Here at zlien we send notices every day. I often write about how important notices are. Another aspect of my job is to review the numbers. This blog has often stated California is the…Read More
While working on a construction project, you may need to send a preliminary notice to preserve your mechanics lien rights. The first step to sending the preliminary notice is making the determination of whether the project is a private project (e.g. commercial,…Read More