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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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Mechanic’s Lien–Who and How to Serve

After preparing and recording your mechanic's lien, one of the questions is how service should be perfected and who should receive a copy. Here are some general points to remember. In almost all cases, the service is done by certified mail on the owner. If you are a subcontractor, the mechanic's Lien is served in similar fashion to the general contractor as well. Very few states require actual personal service of the mechanic's lien. Simply call our office for a ...
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CALIFORNIA MECHANIC’S LIEN TIPS AND STRATEGIES—PART 1

After filing hundreds of California mechanic’s liens over the years, National Lien Law has developed certain tips and strategies to make your collection efforts more successful. These are some of the factors that we have learned: • Watch out for time deadlines. You can certainly send in your California lien by mail to the recorder, but if you only have a couple of days before the running of the statute of limitations, there is a lurking danger. What if for ...
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