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, residential), a public project (state, county, or city…Read More
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The lien blog is a great place to learn about upcoming lien and bond law changes throughout the nation, and to figure out what effect these changes will have. Here is a general link to updates on the changing…
Over the weekend, a reader sent in an interesting question about Washington’s preliminary notice requirements. The question relates to construction work and materials furnished to a condominium complex, specifically inquiring as to who must receive the preliminary notice on such projects?
Condominium construction projects presents complex legal issues in the mechanics…Read More
Oregon and Washington share a border, and as an attorney practicing in both states, I can attest that they share a lot of business as well. It’s quite common for contractors and suppliers to work across those state lines, with Washington folks frequently furnishing to areas like Portland, Oregon, and…Read More
I love Seattle in the summer, and personally spend a lot of time in the city during the summer months (of course, who wouldn’t want to get out of the New Orleans heat!). I am in Seattle today, and was surprised to see construction finishing up on a huge ferris…Read More
On private projects in Washington state, all material suppliers and most subcontractors must deliver a preliminary notice within 60 days of first furnishing labor or materials to a construction project. Failing to send this preliminary notice will result in the loss of mechanics lien rights.
This preliminary notice requirement is pretty…Read More
In Washington state, those unpaid for furnishing labor or materials to a construction project must file their mechanics lien within 90 days of last furnishing to the project. The deadline is very strictly adhered to, as all mechanics lien deadlines are. Except that the Washington mechanics lien deadline may be…Read More
Last year I was involved with a case in Washington that asked the courts this very question, and the courts replied negatively. At the current time, therefore, construction managers do not have mechanics lien rights in the state of Washington.
The case was Blue Diamond Group Inc v. KB Seattle, Inc…..Read More
A few years ago, I wrote a blog post to address a very frequently asked question, which is “What costs can I include in a mechanics lien?” Regardless of where you’re filing your mechanics lien, you are always required to set out in the lien document the amount of your…Read More
Everyone looks for ways to save money. These days in the construction industry, that means manufacturing and constructing as much as possible off site, and then piecing the constructed building or item together at the job site.
I recently spoke about this with a friend of mine who works at Universal…Read More