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Recording the Lawsuit to Foreclose a Mechanic’s Lien

Most of us know by now the power of recording a mechanic’s lien. It not only shows the seriousness of pressing for your unpaid bills, but can also stop the sale or refinance of the property. On the other hand, such a lien and does not last indefinitely and if a lawsuit is not brought to foreclose the lien—it becomes null and void. So let’s examine briefly how such a lawsuit operates through the recorder’s office. When you file the ...
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Mechanic’s Lien and Profit and Overhead Claims

There is no need to specify your exact profit and overhead in a contract--that is your private business. No state regulates the amount of your profit and overhead. Basically, it is what the traffic will bear. However, most states have home improvement contract laws which require you to specify the terms of the contract. But this applies to the overall contract price and does not require itemization of the exact profit or overhead. If it is a lump sum or ...
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Project Delays and Filing a Mechanic’s Lien

In most cases, the controversy surrounding a contested mechanics lien has to do with the accusation from the owner that the labor and materials were not furnished adequately. In turn, this has to do with the defense of defective material, substandard performance, untimely work, not following the plans and specifications, violation of local building codes, and contested change orders. The contractor’s goal is to prevent as many of these disputes as possible so that the filing of a mechanic’s lien ...
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