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Mechanics Lien Strategy–When is the Project Really Complete?

Here is a scenario that occurs more often than not. As a general contractor or sub, you have completed the project. Not only that, but the construction services have been performed within the contract, plans and specifications, as well as industry standards. You are now owed approximately $25,000 and no matter what you do, you cannot get paid. Instead of launching right in with a mechanic's lien, you have exercised due patience. This has consisted of phone calls, emails, and ...
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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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