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This means that for private projects in Texas there is only one lien required, but on Texas public projects, multiple claims may be required.
Since lien waivers are so important, and since a signed lien waiver carries with it such significant legal ramifications, the question must be asked: should a contractor, subcontractor or supplier sign a lien waiver?
It’s time for you to file a preliminary notice, and you… realize that you don’t have all the project information that’s required on my preliminary notice form! Now what?!
Many states have licensing requirements for construction participants in order to claim a valid and enforceable mechanics lien. If a contract is required for the work performed and the claimant doesn’t have a license, they can’t file a lien.
However, if you’re a contractor that wants to secure their payments on a cellphone tower project, then it doesn’t really matter how uncommon this type of project is – you’ll want to be sure to send your preliminary notices to the correct parties all the same.
But is there a better way of doing business where contractors, subs, suppliers, and equipment rental companies don’t have to worry about delinquent customers?
Recovering from Hurricane Harvey will take all hands on deck. Contractors, subs, and laborers coming in from out of state should keep track of Texas licensure regulations as well as Texas lien and notice laws.
Because of these issues, we’ve put together a guide based on the Las Vegas Raiders stadium project to show Nevada-based construction companies some ways to secure their project payments.
I’ve noticed a lot of bad information floating around the internet with some companies positing that a new preliminary notice should be sent in every state as a general rule “when contracts increase by 20% or more.” Please be aware – this is dangerous advice.
Since the deadlines are so crucial to protecting lien rights, what happens if you miss one? The answer depends on many factors, one of which is the “flexibility” of the deadline itself.
Not only is the construction industry as a whole somewhat behind other industries when it comes to new technology, given the slow state of technology adoption, implementing new technology in the field or back office of a construction company can be an especially tall task.
One common reason that mechanics liens are rejected by county recorders is that the required attachments are not included with the lien when submitted for filing, or are not presented in a format that the recorder deems acceptable.