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Wisconsin Preliminary Notice: The Why, Who, What, When, and How

Preliminary notices are the building blocks to the mechanics lien process. Subcontractors and suppliers (and sometimes general contractors and design professionals) must send notice to protect their ability to file a lien. General contractors, property owners, and lenders rely on notices to paint a picture of who is working on…

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Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Filing a Wisconsin mechanics lien? No fear, look here for “5 things to know.”
Project Participants have Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Rights Regardless of Tier
Any party who furnishes labor or materials, in the erection, alteration, repair, or improvement of a building or structure has mechanics lien rights in Wisconsin. A party’s tier…

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Wisconsin Is Serious About Lien Waivers

In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of lien waivers. This is especially the case in Wisconsin, where the law is strictly construed against lien claimants. Those asked to sign lien waivers in this state, therefore, should do so with extreme caution.
The Strict Treatment of Lien Waivers Is Spelled…

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FAQ: Are We Required To Deliver A Notice Of Intent To Lien Before Filing Our Lien?

Short Answer:  Only in the following states:  Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Long Answer:  It’s extremely common for folks to not quite understand the differences between preliminary notices and notices of intent to lien; and further, to not quite understand when a state requires notices of…

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Who Can File Construction Liens in Wisconsin?

When looking at mechanic lien laws across the country, one of the critical questions any potential lien claimant must ask themselves is this:   Do I have lien rights under the applicable state law?

The answer, unfortunately, can sometimes be complex.  And yes, we’ve said it before and will say it again,…

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