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Arizona Pre-lien Notice Before a Mechanic’s Lien

Once you have prepared your Arizona 20-day Preliminary Notice, the question is how is it to be served? It is clear it does not have to be personally served, which means mail service would be sufficient. But exactly how is it to be mailed? There is some uncertainty in the wording of the mechanic’s lien statute. It states that the Notice may be served: “by first class mail with certificate of mailing, registered or certified mail, addressed to the person ...
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Perfecting a Mechanic’s Lien–Are You a General or a Sub?

In recording your mechanic’s lien, it is a given it must be done with the required prerequisites. But is it a dumb question to ask whether you are a general or subcontractor in doing so? Not really. Deciding what pre-lien notices are required, and even what kind of mechanic’s lien, requires a determination as to whether you are a general contractor or subcontractor. But in doing so, it is not your license status but who you have a contract with ...
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Lien Foreclosure Lawsuit–Who do You Sue?

Most of us are familiar with the basic procedures after recording your mechanic’s lien. If payment is still not forthcoming, you have no choice but to institute what is called a mechanic’s lien foreclosure lawsuit. In other words, the mechanics lien itself is only valid for a certain period of time and is no longer enforceable unless you bring that action. Each state has a different statute of limitations so give us a call and we can let you know ...
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