When you take a moment and look over the vast spectrum of lien resources on the web, you will find that almost everything is geared towards the contractor, with a bit of focus towards suppliers and material manufacturers. But do you ever see anything lending a hand to the design professionals of this world?
At Zlien.Com, the focus is on providing persons and companies with the opportunity and resources to protect their business and get paid for their work. We certainly do not discriminate against those design professionals whose hard work lends to the construction industry.
Recently, Architectural Record reported that architectural layoffs are abounding, and that the current economical conditions make for prime economic strain for those in the design profession. With news of poor economic resources and limited budgets for developers, it is important, now more than ever, for design professionals to seek guidance in preserving their claims and protecting their pay.
The Texas Collection Law Blog recently released an article discussing the rules for filing liens in Texas as a architect, engineer or a surveyor. The blog’s writer, Marc Lippincott, a principal at the collection firm of Cary & Lippincott, PLLC, out of Austin, Texas, states that:
“In 1995, the Texas Legislature added provisions to the Texas Property Code that made it much easier for engineers, architects, and surveyors to secure a lien for their work. The amendments eliminated the difficult and problematic requirement that the design professional’s contract be filed prior to the commencement of work. Now, the design professional only needs to have a written contract and properly record (file) the lien.”
Reducing headaches for design professionals makes it more simple and attractive for those parties to learn the ropes of the lien laws. Zlien.Com has excellent legal resources for your benefit. Check them out today.