Mechanic's Liens. Legal news and articles for May 11 - 31, 2017

Construction Liens- Is the Work Actually An “Improvement?”How to Find a Contractor: 4 Essential Steps for HomeownersContractor's Guide to Getting PaidWhat Is a Lien? An Unpaid Debt That Could Trip Up Your Home SaleContractor hikes lien on Norwalk theater to $2.4MCounty settles suit with one broadband contractorKeeping Your Place in Line: Title Insurance Protections for Construction Loan DisbursementsSummary of liens filed in convention center case4 Common Mistakes to Avoid with Construction Mechanics LiensBefore selling commercial real estate, do these thingsSouth Carolina, Georgia nuclear plants face $15.5 million in new liensMcCusker Anselmi Sued For Malpractice In $1M Contract RowTOWN OF BUENA VISTA, COLORADOI Hired the Contractor From Hell and Survived: Here's What I LearnedSouth Carolina editorial roundup | The News Tribune

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County settles suit with one broadband contractor
Lake County News ChronicleMay 19, 2017

According to court documents, Rohl filed a lawsuit against Lake County and Compass in May 2016, claiming that Lake County was in breach of contract and owes Rohl $2.55 million on a mechanic's lien, and that Rhol is not liable for liquidated damages for ...more »

Contractor hikes lien on Norwalk theater to $2.4M
Thehour.comMay 22, 2017

A Danbury building contractor is ratcheting up its legal pressure on Norwalk's new Wall Street Theater, filing an amended mechanic's lien on the property claiming it is now owed nearly $2.4 million. Morganti Group filed in April an initial, $1.5 ...more »

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Construction Liens- Is the Work Actually An “Improvement?”
Lexology (registration)May 31, 2017

4th DCA 1986) (“maintenance landscaping services do not bestow a permanent benefit upon the land, and do not entitle a laborer to a mechanic's lien”); Levin v. Palm Coast Builders and Constr., Inc., 840 So. 2d 316, 317 (Fla. 4th DCA 2003) (holding ...more »

How to Find a Contractor: 4 Essential Steps for Homeowners
Realtor.com NewsMay 31, 2017

Homeowners also need to do a serious background check on potential contractors, says Jody Costello, founder of ContractorsFromHell.com. Search any mechanic's liens, which are legal claims filed by subcontractors who haven't been paid, and do a credit ...more »

Contractor's Guide to Getting Paid
Business.comMay 26, 2017

If a client still fails to pay, you can file a mechanic's lien, sometimes called a construction lien, laborer's lien or artisan's lien. A lien states that you have a claim on the property because of unpaid work you put into it. While a lien is on the ...more »

What Is a Lien? An Unpaid Debt That Could Trip Up Your Home Sale
Realtor.com NewsMay 23, 2017

Mechanic's lien: When general contractors, carpenters, plumbers, painters, or other type of repair companies work on your home, they may file a mechanic's lien on the property as insurance to make sure they're paid. Judgment lien: If you have lost a ...more »

Contractor hikes lien on Norwalk theater to $2.4M
Thehour.comMay 22, 2017

A Danbury building contractor is ratcheting up its legal pressure on Norwalk's new Wall Street Theater, filing an amended mechanic's lien on the property claiming it is now owed nearly $2.4 million. Morganti Group filed in April an initial, $1.5 ...more »

County settles suit with one broadband contractor
Lake County News ChronicleMay 19, 2017

According to court documents, Rohl filed a lawsuit against Lake County and Compass in May 2016, claiming that Lake County was in breach of contract and owes Rohl $2.55 million on a mechanic's lien, and that Rhol is not liable for liquidated damages for ...more »

Keeping Your Place in Line: Title Insurance Protections for Construction Loan Disbursements
Lexology (registration)May 19, 2017

Given that a construction loan concerns an active construction project, there is a risk that a lender could lose its lien priority in an advance (secured by the insured mortgage) to a mechanic's lien. This post addresses how a title insurance policy ...more »

Summary of liens filed in convention center case
KAITMay 19, 2017

There is at least $1.5 million owed to subcontractors who are helping to build a convention center along I-555, records indicated Thursday. According to reports obtained by Region 8 News, a mechanics lien for $1,536,187.80 was filed May 10 by ...more »

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid with Construction Mechanics Liens
ForConstructionPros.comMay 17, 2017

For over 200 years, mechanics liens have been an integral part of the construction industry, helping all kinds of companies secure their project payments. Not only do these laws still exist today, they are stronger than ever and almost universally ...more »

Before selling commercial real estate, do these things
OCRegisterMay 13, 2017

Easements, loans, tax liens, mechanics liens, leases, and the nature of the building's ownership – LLC, individuals, family trust, etc. – are all detailed. You're interested in understanding any issue that could prevent a sale – such as a suspended LLC ...more »

South Carolina, Georgia nuclear plants face $15.5 million in new liens
Aiken StandardMay 13, 2017

The liens are in addition to a $10.7 million mechanic's lien filed by Aecon Industrial on May 2. Not to be confused with AECOM, parent company of Savannah River Site contractor Savannah River Remediation, Aecon is a Canadian-based firm performing work ...more »

McCusker Anselmi Sued For Malpractice In $1M Contract Row
Law360 (subscription)May 12, 2017

Inc. said the firm and attorneys Bruce S. Rosen and William P. Munday failed to properly extend a notice of pendency filed in New York, rendering a mechanic's lien unenforceable and making the business unable to collect a roughly $308,000 arbitration ...more »

TOWN OF BUENA VISTA, COLORADO
Chaffee County TimesMay 12, 2017

Mechanic's Liens. Lessee shall do nothing which would or might give right to the creation of a mechanic's lien upon the Leased Premises. 12. Lessor Access to Leased Premises. Lessor, and Lessor's officers, agents, employees and contractors, shall have ...more »

I Hired the Contractor From Hell and Survived: Here's What I Learned
Realtor.com NewsMay 11, 2017

Based on her experience, Costello recommends thoroughly vetting contractors by not only checking only their license, but also looking for construction litigation like mechanic's liens and online complaints. “Had we done this, we would have discovered a ...more »

South Carolina editorial roundup | The News Tribune
The News TribuneMay 11, 2017

Summary of recent South Carolina newspaper editorials.more »

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