So you missed your lien deadline and you’re a general contractor. Well, as long as the property has no been sold, you can still protect your interest.  You should file your lien as quickly as possible.

Many contractors don’t understand the difference between lien rights for public and private jobs. Lien rights vary depending on whether the job is public, or private, and commercial or residential.

If you work in construction you’re familiar with the American Institute of Architects more commonly known as the AIA. They create form contracts used by many construction companies in various types of construction projects. Many smaller contractors pull these contracts offline and present them for execution without much modification at all. Given the frequent use…

It is not uncommon for a general contractor or subcontractor to stop working on a project when they are not paid for work previously performed and invoiced. However, professionals in this situation should be careful to make sure their contract does not have any provision that forbids them from stopping their work.  They should also…

Often times in residential projects both general contractors and subcontractors find themselves in situations where they believe it is best for them to file a lien. Unfortunately, many of these liens are invalid due to the fact that the builder is unaware that the property is the owner’s homestead. The fact that the property is…

“Yea… some guy up and filed a lien out of nowhere. We’re probably just going to pay them and be done with it so that we can move on.” Unfortunately, I hear this on a weekly basis. In construction, liens are a regular part of doing business. Sometimes, subcontractors file invalid liens on projects and…

It’s 2:00 pm on a sunny Friday in Houston, Texas. The temperature is 102 degrees with humidity thick enough to make you question why you elected to spend your summer in the city. You stop at a light downtown and see 20 or more guys in long sleeve shirts working diligently on a construction project….

If you’ve been building long enough, you know that every project comes with its challenges. Whether it’s unforeseen additional work requiring a change order or project delays due to material shortages, there is typically a fire to put out. Unfortunately, when it comes to residential construction defects, many challenges progress into full blown disputes that…

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