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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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Mechanic’s Liens Based on a Change Order

No one would doubt for a moment that a mechanic’s lien can be filed for unpaid labor and materials under a base contract. But as our attorney has told us, he has yet to see a job ending up in court that did not have the contested issue of one or more change orders. If work is done pursuant to a change order and unpaid, can this be included in the filing of a mechanic’s lien? Even more specifically, what ...
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Who Can Sign a Mechancs Lien?

We all know a mechanic’s lien is a very serious legal document. But how strenuous is the execution requirements? In other words, who is allowed to sign the mechanics lien form? Most people are surprised to learn these requirements are quite liberal and easy to comply with. Basically, anyone in your office. It is a misconception that only the owner of the business or the person or persons actually on the job site can sign and file the mechanic’s lien ...
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