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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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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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