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Mechanic’s Lien–Can You File Too Early?

We are all familiar with the strict time limitations in recording your mechanic's lien. So for example, if you have to file it within 90 days after completion (this is an example only), many people wait until the last moment to do the recording in the clerk's office. But is this a good idea? It is highly recommended that the mechanic's lien be recorded sooner instead of later. A good guideline is if nonpayment has not been made within 30 ...
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Arizona Mechanics Lien–Preliminary Notice Requirements

As most of us know by now, before recording your Arizona mechanic's lien, all general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers must first serve a preliminary 20 day notice. One of the issues is the amount to be inserted in that notice. Feel free to make an estimate of the amount of your contract to be inserted in the Pre-Lien Notice and you are protected up to 120% of the amount. But if you exceed the amount originally stated, for example, an ...
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Alaska Mechanic’s Lien–How to file

Like most other states, there are highly technical requirements for filing an Alaska mechanic's lien. This is because they are creatures of statute and are strictly construed. Here are some of the prerequisites. PRE-LIEN NOTICE Fortunately, contractors and material/equipment suppliers are not required to give a Pre-Lien Notice before filing the actual Mechanic’s Lien. On the other hand, it is still recommended that such Pre-Lien Notices be sent out because they make enforcement of the lien much easier. The recording ...
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