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There was a problem in the construction industry. Liens and other security instruments were technically available to protect subcontractors and suppliers against payment abuse and onerous contract terms, but they weren’t practically available. General contractors, owners, and lenders had certain abilities to avoid lien claim exposure, but generally were forced to rely on risk-shifting practices and exerting their leverage over other participants. Construction payment wasn’t fair. The notice, lien, and waiver process, despite existing to make construction payment fair, is riddled with complicated requirements and deadlines that have made it difficult to use as intended. The existing industry of “lien and notice services” or “lien tracking technology” lacked legal leadership, thorough offerings, and workable software, and lawyers are expensive and unwilling or unable to handle notice work for large companies.
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