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Lien Law Alert: Washington Bond Law to Change in 2016

Lien Law Questions and Answers

Construction Payment Blog Provides Alerts to Upcoming Lien and Bond Law Changes 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 face of construction lien/bond […]

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Who Gets Preliminary Notice When Working on A Condominium Complex in Washington?

Mechanics Lien Traps

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 lien context because property […]

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The Vast Differences Between Washington and Oregon Bond Claims

mechanics lien strategy

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 Oregon folks frequently furnishing to […]

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You Don’t Need Preliminary Notice in Washington For Labor Portion Of Work

construction notices mailing

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 well known in Washington, […]

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Construction Managers in Washington Cannot File Mechanics Liens

Lien and bond claim secrets and myths

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.. The construction manager here […]

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