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Arizona Mechanics Lien–Preliminary Notice Requirements

As most of us know by now, before recording your Arizona mechanic's lien, all general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers must first serve a preliminary 20 day notice. One of the issues is the amount to be inserted in that notice. Feel free to make an estimate of the amount of your contract to be inserted in the Pre-Lien Notice and you are protected up to 120% of the amount. But if you exceed the amount originally stated, for example, an ...
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Alaska Mechanic’s Lien–How to file

Like most other states, there are highly technical requirements for filing an Alaska mechanic's lien. This is because they are creatures of statute and are strictly construed. Here are some of the prerequisites. PRE-LIEN NOTICE Fortunately, contractors and material/equipment suppliers are not required to give a Pre-Lien Notice before filing the actual Mechanic’s Lien. On the other hand, it is still recommended that such Pre-Lien Notices be sent out because they make enforcement of the lien much easier. The recording ...
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California Mechanic’s Lien–New General Contractor Liability for Unpaid Wages

The California Labor Commissioner and the Employment Development Department are voracious in protecting employee rights, especially as to unpaid wages and benefits. And there are a number of employment lawyers who are ready to spring and bring lawsuits. If you are a California general contractor, you will obviously be making sure all wages and benefits are paid. What if one of your subcontractors does not make such payments? Incredibly, under a new law effective January 1, 2018, the GC is ...
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