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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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Before the Mechanics Lien: How to Serve a Pre-Lien Notice in Arizona

This article will address the question of how to file a mechanics lien in Arizona. Before you can file a mechanic’s lien in Arizona, everyone, whether a general, sub, or supplier, must serve a preliminary 20-Day Notice. Here is the rundown on how these notices work.  Name of the Pre-Lien Notice Arizona Preliminary 20-Day Lien Notice.                                                 Who Must Uses this Notice Unlike other states which require a Pre-Lien Notice to be served only by subcontractors and suppliers, Arizona requires ...
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Enforcing a Mechanic’s Lien With Ambiguous Drawings or Specifications

Everyone logically wants to maximize their chances to claim the full amount owed in a possible mechanics lien.  Especially as to larger commercial projects, the prospect of working with ambiguous drawings or specifications is very real.  Unfortunately, many contractors do not alert the owner or design professionals in the bidding process and defer it to another day.  This is the worst mistake you can make because it will directly impact your right to file mechanic’s lien if a dispute later ...
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