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Mechanic’s Lien Tip–Also Use a Demand Letter

We all know the importance of timely collection on your construction receivables. No business can operate successfully without such cash flow. We also realize that a potent weapon in those collection efforts is the recording of a mechanic’s lien. But is that all that should be done? Assume you are a subcontractor and haven’t been paid. There is a dispute between you and the general contractor and you believe their defenses are without merit and you have the right to ...
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Colorado Mechanics Lien Law Update

The filing of a Colorado mechanic's lien can sometimes be rather tricky. So it's important to get our arms around the requirements. A Colorado mechanic’s lien is primarily for general contractors, subcontractors, laborers, as well as material/equipment suppliers. But there can also be recording for architects, engineers and draftsmen. These are people who are involved in the supplying of designs, plans, plats, maps, specifications, drawings, estimates of cost, surveys, illustrating or superintendence, or who have rendered other professional or skilled ...
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Mechanic’s Lien–Can You File Too Early?

We are all familiar with the strict time limitations in recording your mechanic's lien. So for example, if you have to file it within 90 days after completion (this is an example only), many people wait until the last moment to do the recording in the clerk's office. But is this a good idea? It is highly recommended that the mechanic's lien be recorded sooner instead of later. A good guideline is if nonpayment has not been made within 30 ...
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