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3 Ways to Seek Payment on a Construction Project Aside From Filing a Mechanics Lien

When an owner fails to pay a contractor on time, it creates a domino effect impacting all of the construction professionals that performed work on the project. For a contractor and their business, working capital and cash flow can quickly vanish when an owner refuses to pay. Although a contractor can file a mechanics lien […]

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These 5 Mistakes Could Cost You Your Lien Rights

When handled perfectly, the mechanic’s lien is arguably the strongest weapon in a contractor’s arsenal for dealing with an owner that refuses to pay. But when information is incorrect or deadlines are missed, the mechanic’s lien is just a worthless piece of paper. Over time, amendments to Tennessee’s lien laws have helped make the mechanic’s […]

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3 Lien Release Mistakes Every Florida Contractor Needs to Know About

When it comes to perfecting a lien against an owner that refuses to pay, contractors need to have a thorough understanding of the lien process and its many pitfalls. Let’s face it, nonpayment is a prevalent issue in the construction industry, and the mechanic’s lien is the most tried-and-true method of payment procurement. Therefore, you […]

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How Construction Conflicts Lead to Litigation Part 3

Although dealing with a legal proceeding is never ideal for a construction business, in some cases, it’s necessary. In this five-part article, the attorneys of Cotney Construction Law are discussing common construction disputes that can lead to litigation. As we discussed in the first part of this series, a construction contract is one way to […]

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The Kansas Mechanics Lien Statute

In the event of nonpayment, contractors in Kansas should be familiar with the lien laws governing their ability to file a mechanics lien to obtain due payment. This legal device is one of the most tried-and-true formulas for getting paid and effectively levels the playing field for contractors, subcontractors, and owners. However, if you are […]

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Important Mechanics Lien Statutes in North Carolina

As a contractor, you’ve probably been forced to rely on a mechanics lien to get paid in the past. The mechanics lien has become an inevitability in the construction industry. Projects are plagued by a vast number of moving parts, and when those gears come to a grinding halt, someone has to be the scapegoat. […]

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How the Notice of Intent to Lien Helps Contractors Get Paid

It might seem counterintuitive to warn an owner before you attempt to file a mechanics lien, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. When a Nashville mechanics lien law attorney furnishes a notice of intent (NOI) to lien on legal letterhead, it sends a message to owners that clearly demonstrates your refusal to accept […]

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What Is a North Carolina Lien Agent?

Sending a preliminary notice is essential for securing your mechanic’s lien rights. Every state has their own set of laws dealing with when and where these notices must be sent, but North Carolina is one of the only states to have a unique lien notice recipient: the lien agent.  A “lien agent” is one of […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Filing a Construction Lien Part 3

As we have discussed throughout this three-part article, contractors may be tempted to file their own mechanics lien claims, but doing so can result in an invalid claim. This is why you should always consult an Asheville construction lawyer before doing so. We can assess your payment dispute, assess your role on the project, and […]

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Don’t Make These Mistakes When Filing a Construction Lien Part 2

In a perfect world, contractors would only focus on their scope of work and wouldn’t have to worry about the aspects of their business outside of the jobsite. Unfortunately, a contractor can perform excellent work and the owner may still refuse to pay. This is where a Charlotte construction lien attorney can be extremely helpful. […]

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