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Does Punch List Extend Lien Deadline

Contractors are regularly called back at the end of each job to address a punch list of items not quite done to the owner’s satisfaction or not yet fully completed. Generally these are more touch up tasks than substantive work. When an…

Who can Prepare and Sign a Claim of Lien

Do you know who is supposed to prepare and sign a claim of lien? You better know, as having the wrong person do it can open one up to certain liability and even invalidate the claim of lien. Can You Prepare & Sign That Claim of Lien?…

Punch List Work Not Last Work

A sprinkler contractor submitted its final pay application through a sworn statement, noting that no additional work was required on the project and that 100% of its work was completed. Ninety four days later when it wasn't paid, it served…

Taking Back Materials from the Job Site

If for any reason a project is abandoned, can you take back materials from the job site? Lien holders, who have delivered materials for improvements which have not been incorporated and for which they have not been paid, may peaceably…