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Florida Mechanic’s Lien–Pre-Lien Notice

In a previous article we discussed the statutory requirement of serving a pre-lien notice for subcontractors and suppliers as a condition precedent to recording your mechanic's lien in Florida. The notice is called: "Notice to Owner--Notice to Contractor". It must be served within 40 days of first commencing your work. But the real question is how to perfect service. Most statues give you the ability to serve these notices personally, either by way of the Sheriff's office or a professional ...
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Mechanic’s Lien–Importance of a Legal Description

In recording your mechanic's lien, we are all familiar with the basic contents, including a correct description of the owner, general contractor (if you are a subcontractor or supplier), the amount owed, the dates of starting and finishing construction, and other particulars. But how important is the legal description? In other words, not simply stating the common Street address. By far, the best idea is to either call National Lien Law or the clerk's office of the county in which ...
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Minnesota Mechanic’s Lien–General Contractor Pre-lien Notice

Before you file your Minnesota mechanic's lien, as in most states, there is a requirement of a pre-lien notice. In this article let us address the requirements for a general contractor. All Minnesota contractors who have a direct contract with the owner and who, in turn, sub out portions of the work to subcontractors. For example, a traditional general contractor with a direct verbal or written contract with the owner who acts as the prime and who hires one or ...
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