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When Can a Subcontractor in California File a Lien?

iF AN OWNER FAILS TO SEND A CA-020-09 NOTICE OF COMPLETION TO A SUB CONTRACTOR WHO HAS FILED A 20 DAY PRELIM, WHAT RIGHTS DOES THE SUBCONTRACTOR HAVE TO COLLECT MONIES STILL OWED AFTER 30 DAYS PAST THE NOTICE OF COMPLETION WAS FILED?

01/06/2011   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: California   |   #23947

Can I File a Mechanics Lien After the Home is Sold?

I am a contractor and did work on a property in Maine prior to the sale of the home for which I have not been paid. Closing took place on 12/20/2010. It is my understanding that this was not disclosed at closing, otherwise payment for my services would have been issued at that time either by the seller or the title company. My question is what should I do next and is there a ti...

12/23/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Maine   |   #23867

Does a Mechanics Lien Need to Be Paid When the House is Sold?

Our construction company registered a Materialman's Lien for material and labor against a home located in Flower Mound, TX in Jan 2004. In June 2005 Wells Fargo sold the same home to another homeowner without paying us. As the lien was a substantial amount, $760,000 what rights do we have regarding this lien, as we never released Wells Fargo from their obligation, never collect...

10/25/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Texas   |   #23479

Can I Use a Subpoena to Get Receipts of Payment to a Contractor in a Warrant in Debt Filing?

In Virginia, I am a sub contractor filing a warrant in debt on a contractor i did work for, My question is, can I subpoena the records of the home owners or the home owners showing that they have paid the contractor for my work?

09/26/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Virginia   |   #23264

Should I Have a Contractor Sign a Lien Release or Waiver in Idaho?

As a Idaho homeowner, should I insist that the contractor on a basement renovation sign some sort of lien release waiver before commencing the work, and if so, will it protect my interests against any potential liens made by subcontractors he uses? If so, what form or language should I use?

09/20/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Idaho   |   #23214

Can a Subcontractor in New York File a Lien After Full Payment to the Contractor?

Can a home owner be held responsible (a lien placed on the property) by a subcontractor who was not fully paid by a contractor/architect? The owner fully paid contractor/architect according to written contract, and there was no separate contract between the owner and subcontractor.

09/01/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: New York   |   #23081

Can a Subcontractor in New York File a Lien After I Paid the Contractor in Full?

The General Contractor has been paid in full for an addition to a home. A subcontractor has not been paid by the GC and has filed a mechanic's lien against the home owner. In NY State, is this legal?

08/19/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: New York   |   #22958

Is a Lien Good as Long as it is Foreclosed Within the Proper Time Frame?

A lien claimant must bring an action to foreclose on a lien within one year of filing of the lien statement. So as long as you start the court case within the year period the lien is good as long as the action is in court?

08/07/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Kansas   |   #22851

Do I Need to Issue an Intent to Lien in Rhode Island Before Starting a Construction Lien?

Must a contractor issue an Intent to Lien before starting a residential job in RI?

06/25/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Rhode Island   |   #22481

May I file a construction lien against quasi governmental agency?

Can I legally perfect a Lein or an Assignment of an Account Receivable, against a pseudo governmental entity, such as the Tennessee Valley Authority? I am a material supplier to a construction Contractor.

05/07/2010   |   Category: Contractors » Construction...   |   State: Tennessee   |   #22035
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