How can a subcontractor get paid for work performed at the request of another contractor?
Timing of a claim for payment for construction related work is critical to the enforcement of a lien on the property. In Georgia, a subcontractor who furnished labor and/or materials to a piece of real property may file a lien to secure payment. The lien must be filed within three (3) months of the last time the person or entity claiming the lien worked on the property or within three (3) of the last time materials were delivered to or installed upon the property. OCGA Section 44-14-361.1(a)(2)
There are certain procedures that must be followed precisely in order to preserve a claim for payment. They include a proper preliminary notice, contractor's affidavit and notice of commencement.