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Why Abusing Liens is a Bad Idea Part 2

Filing fraudulent liens in the construction industry can have serious consequences on contractors, subcontractors, and materials suppliers. When you signed your contract, you agreed to be paid a certain amount of money for the work you completed, but sometimes, projects don’t go exactly how you anticipated. Whether you’re angry about the way things transpired on […]

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Why Abusing Liens is a Bad Idea Part 1

Mechanics liens are a contractor’s best friend when it comes to nonpayment in the construction industry. Unfortunately, nonpayment occurs more frequently than it should, so contractors need to be diligent of their right to file a mechanics lien against an owner who is withholding payment, regardless of the reason they have expressed for doing so. […]

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Lien Waiver Mistakes Can Be Costly for Subcontractors Part 2

Lien waivers are a part of the payment process in the construction industry, and they are governed by state laws. Although there are times when both parties will prefer to participate in exchanging lien waivers (in some states), subcontractors should always exercise caution when dealing with lien waivers. In part one of our series, we […]

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Lien Waiver Mistakes Can Be Costly for Subcontractors Part 1

Nonpayment for work completed on a project is a serious financial risk for subcontractors. Preserving your lien rights is vital as it offers considerable power to subcontractors that are owed debts from a general contractor or another party. The lien law allows subcontractors to seek payment through the property. Many state laws provide property owners […]

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Have You Been Served a Notice of Termination?

If you are a lienor and have received a Notice of Termination, you must act quickly to preserve the priority of your lien for amounts owed. In this article, our Florida construction attorneys have provided some advice to help you handle a Notice of Termination properly. Advice for Lienors When Dealing with a Notice of […]

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Lien Deadlines in North Carolina

In the Tar Heel State, “any person who performs or furnishes labor or professional design or surveying services or furnishes materials or furnishes rental equipment pursuant to a contract… [has] a right to file a claim of lien on real property…to secure payment of all debts” under § 44A-8. North Carolina is an unpaid balance […]

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What is a Notice of Intent to Lien?

Notices are commonly used throughout the various stages of a construction project’s timeline to help combat the communication challenges facing projects with too many moving parts to realistically account for. There are two main types of notices used by the construction industry: the preliminary notice and the Notice of Intent to Lien (NOI). In nearly […]

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What You Should Know About Filing a Mechanics Lien in Florida Part 5

Mechanics liens are a longstanding part of the construction industry, but they come with countless deadlines and complexities. Even the most experienced construction professionals tend to find lien law confusing, so our Orlando construction attorneys have provided a five-part series dedicated to mechanics liens here in Florida. This is the fifth and final segment, so […]

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What You Should Know About Filing a Mechanics Lien in Florida Part 4

A mechanics lien is the most powerful collection tool available to a construction professional. Though a lien is often an effective means of securing payment, it is also unfortunately easy to lose your lien rights. Lien law is riddled with nuances, deadlines, and complexities, and as Orlando construction attorneys, we know how to navigate these […]

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What You Should Know About Filing a Mechanics Lien in Florida Part 3

Mechanics liens are used to protect construction professionals’ right to payment; however, losing your lien right can happen at the drop of a hat if you’re not careful. In Part 1 of this five-part article, our Orlando construction lawyers provided a brief history of the mechanics lien. In Part 2, we discussed how your mechanics […]

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