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Liens

Construction Liens and Contractor Non-Payment Issues

Construction liens and contractor non-payment issues can be a serious problem for construction projects. Having a lien placed on a property can ruin a relationship with a subcontractor or contractor. It can also lead to the end of a relationship between a contractor and a property owner, affecting any future work that may be available. […]

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Mechanics Lien Filings Reach an All-Time High Due to COVID-19

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has wreaked devastating havoc on the construction industry from mounting delays and missed deadlines to layoffs and a sick workforce. Among these trends, U.S. mechanics lien filings have reached an all-time high. Now, more than ever, contractors are choosing to take advantage of the legal tools at their disposal […]

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It’s Business as Usual for Contractors Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Texas

The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has put an incredible strain on owners and contractors throughout the country. Even as Texas begins to lift restrictions placed on businesses to stop the spread of the virus, professionals throughout the construction industry will continue to operate under incredible financial pressure. And if you’re reading this, chances […]

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An Overview of Texas Mechanic’s Lien Law

Whether you are a contractor, supplier, or construction lender, you are likely to encounter mechanic’s liens when working on a construction job in Texas. While Texas construction lien laws provide protection to contractors attempting to retrieve payment from an owner unwilling or unable to pay, these laws are some of the most complex lien laws […]

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Texas Retainage Laws and What They Mean for Your Mechanic’s Lien

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Texas has some of the most complex mechanic’s lien laws in the nation. Contractors working out of the Lone Star State need to stay in the know regarding any and all regulations that pertain to payment. Retainage, also known as “retention,” is just one of many […]

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Texas Cracks Down on Lien Waivers

The mechanic’s lien is the most powerful tool that a contractor can wield to obtain payment for services provided. As we’ve covered previously, the State of Texas has some of the most complex lien laws in the nation, often to the detriment of anyone seeking owed payment. However, new Texas laws aim to protect the […]

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What’s the Difference Between Conditional and Unconditional Lien Waivers? Part 2

Construction professionals who fail to review the contents of a lien waiver are not only signing away their mechanic’s lien rights but also putting their very livelihoods on the line. If they signed an unconditional lien waiver, there’s very little that can be done in the event that only partial payment is received. Conditional lien […]

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What’s the Difference Between Conditional and Unconditional Lien Waivers? Part 1

The mechanic’s lien is perhaps the most powerful tool that a contractor, subcontractor, or material supplier can employ to receive payment. However, signing a lien waiver and forfeiting lien rights is often the cost of doing business in the construction industry. In the event that full payment is not received on a project, a contractor’s […]

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Invalid and Fraudulent Mechanic’s Liens: What’s the Difference? Part 2

Filing an improper or fraudulent mechanic’s lien can often bring on harsh consequences. In these instances, a contractor would have been better off not filing at all. But a contractor that has lien rights and fails to file may not be able to afford to stay in business. As a Texas contractor, you shouldn’t be […]

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Invalid and Fraudulent Mechanic’s Liens: What’s the Difference? Part 1

The responsibility for properly filing a mechanic’s lien in Texas rests squarely on the shoulders of contractors. In trying to secure payment from an irresponsible owner, a contractor can find themselves in the wrong by filing an invalid or fraudulent mechanic’s lien. But what is the difference between an invalid and a fraudulent mechanic’s lien?  […]

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