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Mechanic’s Lien Update: Use the Right Mechanic’s Lien Forms

We all know the importance of timely filing a mechanic's lien. And the need to use the correct lien forms. But we need to emphasize the importance of such a statement. When it comes to the law, many cases you can win or lossed based upon the persuasive arguments made by your attorney. In other words, there is no specific wording or argument: it is simply the one that persuades the judge and the jury. But not so with the ...
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Mechanic’s lien–When Work Commences for Pre-lien Notices

An important inquiry is the last day working on the job. This is significant because this time starts ticking as to when you have to file a mechanic's lien. What about the beginning of the job? That can be important as well. Take for example California's requirement by subcontractors and suppliers to serve a preliminary 20 day notice. It must be served within 20 days of commencing your work. If not, a mechanic's lien may not subsequently be recorded. Under ...
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Mechanic’s Lien Update: What Amount Should be Included in your Lien?

Here is an interesting scenario that presented itself the other day. A general contractor on residential property performed all the basic works in the contract for rehabilitation of the residence. But the homeowner decided, midstream, to replace some of the GC's subcontractors. The General contractor did not dispute this for customer service reasons, but as a result had to spend untold hours supervising, coordinating, and bringing the other subs up to speed. The basic contract was for a stipulated sum ...
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