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…Read More
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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…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…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…Read More
I’ve heard this story a lot. After you file a mechanics lien, the property owner or prime contractor comes back to you in a rage threatening to torch the earth if you don’t remove it. Perhaps they will…Read More
If you’re unpaid on a construction project in Washington state, there is no better solution for you other than the mechanics lien instrument. Filing a mechanics lien is hands-down the most effective way to get your debt paid,…Read More
Last week, the Puget Sound Business Journal (@PSBJ) published an article I wrote about mechanics lien laws in Washington state. Thanks to them for contacting me about the guest contribution and publishing the article.
The article, titled “Mechanic’s…Read More
If you have not been paid for labor, services or materials furnished on a construction project in Washington, you may be able to collect the money you are owed by filing a mechanic’s lien…Read More
In my post from earlier this week, I suggested that the Washington Supreme Court’s Williams v. Athletics’ Field decision was a big deal with a number of consequences to mechanic lien laws in that state. We…Read More