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The Intricacies of Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Texas Part 4

We will now conclude this four-part article by summarizing the deadlines and requirements for filing against a residential property as laid out in the comprehensive presentation by one of the Houston contractor attorneys at Cotney Law. To join the presentation and learn about these topics, please click here. We cannot stress enough how important it […]

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The Intricacies of Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Texas Part 3

Suppliers have their own set of deadlines that must be met in order to properly file a mechanic’s lien in the State of Texas. In parts one and two of this four-part article, we discussed the points laid out by a Houston construction lawyer at Cotney Law in their presentation on mechanic’s lien laws in […]

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The Intricacies of Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Texas Part 2

Mechanic’s liens may be the most reliable way to receive payment when an owner’s funds dry up. As our Houston construction lien attorneys know, Texas arguably has the most complicated rules in place for anyone interested in securing payment. Fortunately, a Houston construction lien attorney took the time to create an in-depth presentation outlining the […]

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The Intricacies of Filing a Mechanic’s Lien in Texas Part 1

Texas is by far the state with the most complicated rules and regulations for filing a mechanic’s lien. The notices, deadlines, and language that must be used vary from situation to situation and from contractor to subcontractor to supplier. In this four-part article, we’ll be summarizing an incredible presentation by one of our Houston construction […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Texas Mechanic’s Liens Part 4

When an owner refuses to pay you for the work you have contributed to a project, your options may be limited. Contractors never enter a contract thinking they won’t be paid, especially when they have worked with the owner in the past; nevertheless, there’s no guarantee that the contractor-owner relationship will be completely transparent, and […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Texas Mechanic’s Liens Part 3

The State of Texas is notorious for having some of the most complex and confusing rules regarding mechanic’s liens. If you are a contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, materials supplier, equipment lessor, or another party who has the right to file a lien against an owner who is withholding payment, your best course of action is to […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Texas Mechanic’s Liens Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Houston construction lien attorneys at Cotney Law answered two important questions regarding the use of mechanic’s liens in Texas: Who Can File a Mechanics Lien in Texas? Who Should Send Preliminary Notices? Now, we will continue to discuss this topic, starting with the specific rules for sending […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Texas Mechanic’s Liens Part 1

The mechanic’s lien is arguably a contractor’s greatest tool to protect their financial interests when an owner fails to provide proper compensation for provisions of labor and materials. Of course, avoiding the use of a mechanic’s lien is always preferential as contractor-owner relationships often dissolve as a result, but in many instances, there’s simply no […]

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How to Tell the Difference Between Commercial and Residential Construction Projects

When it comes to filing and perfecting a lien against a property, the property’s classification can have an immense influence on the tools available at your disposal to collect your overdue payment. As a result, before you can pursue a lien, you must first determine whether you supplied labor or materials to a residential property […]

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Homestead Lien Laws in Texas

Texas has complicated lien laws, and the homestead lien laws are no exception. As a contractor, you don’t have to file monthly notices like subcontractors and material suppliers do. However, if you fail to fulfill your lien prerequisites, the subcontractors, material suppliers, and sub-subcontractors lose their lien rights. Not only will you lose out on […]

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