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Filing a Preliminary Notice in Utah: What You Must Know

Filing a Preliminary Notice in Utah: What You Must Know

November 6, 2019

Filing a preliminary notice is a must for all construction professionals in Utah. Failing to file a preliminary notice may be fatal to your right to file a mechanics lien. The preliminary notice is pretty standard for most states, but unlike other states, Utah has an online filing system that everyone looking to file a preliminary notice must use.

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How to File a Preliminary Notice in Alaska

How to File a Preliminary Notice in Alaska

November 4, 2019

In Alaska, a preliminary notice – commonly known as Notice of Right to Lien – is not a strict requirement. This means that you do not lose your lien rights even if you fail to serve this notice. However, serving this notice has many advantages that can help you make a stronger mechanics lien claim down the road.

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October Construction Insider: Rise in construction jobs and wages, higher builder confidence, more

October Construction Insider: Rise in construction jobs and wages, higher builder confidence, more

November 4, 2019

This month on Construction Insider: Increase in construction jobs and wages, layoffs and closures in lumber industry, builder confidence's surge to a 10-month high, more

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How to File a Mechanics Lien in Alaska

How to File a Mechanics Lien in Alaska

October 31, 2019

Filing a mechanics lien in Alaska is no easy task. The process is tedious, and there are specific requirements that you must meet if you want your mechanics lien to be considered valid. In Alaska, mechanics lien deadlines vary depending on your compliance with other notice regulations.

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How to File a Mechanics Lien in Arizona

How to File a Mechanics Lien in Arizona

October 29, 2019

Filing a mechanics lien in Arizona is a process that must be taken seriously. There are requirements that you must fulfill if you want your lien claim to be valid, and there are also procedures to follow even after your mechanics lien has been satisfied. This guide will walk you through the process of filing an Arizona mechanics lien, from filling out the mechanics lien form to releasing your mechanics lien.

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Preliminary Notice and Notice of Intent to Lien: How to Secure Your Lien Rights

Preliminary Notice and Notice of Intent to Lien: How to Secure Your Lien Rights

October 29, 2019

The Preliminary Notice and the Notice of Intent to Lien are essential pre-lien documents that could make or break the contractors’ chance of being duly compensated for their services. It is extremely important for contractors, subcontractors, and other stakeholders involved in a construction project to familiarize themselves with the processes and requirements behind these pre-lien documents.

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How Lien Priority Works for Mechanics Liens in California

How Lien Priority Works for Mechanics Liens in California

October 25, 2019

When payment issues arise in a construction project, chances are there are more than one party trying to claim the respective payments that they have rightfully earned. And when the property ends up getting foreclosed, all these parties would want to ensure that they still get paid. The order in which these parties receive their payment is determined based on their lien priority. Some liens have higher priority than others, and it is very important for potential lien claimants to know how their liens are prioritized in the event of a bankruptcy or foreclosure.

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4 Issues Contractors Face and Their Digital Solutions 

4 Issues Contractors Face and Their Digital Solutions 

October 25, 2019

Without the right technology in place, business management is a complicated and time-consuming endeavor. If you’re a contractor struggling with scheduling, dispatching, and invoicing because of old-school management methods, there are solutions on the market that can save you both time and money.

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How to File a Preliminary Notice in Illinois

How to File a Preliminary Notice in Illinois

October 24, 2019

In Illinois, preliminary notice requirements vary depending on your role in a project and the type of project you are working on. These preliminary notices are sent before a formal mechanics lien is filed, and they inform the property owners and other higher-tier parties about your participation in a project and the unpaid balance that you are still waiting to receive.

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