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 seem to understand their deadlines to file their lien but few know their notice deadlines. The notice deadlines are just as important as lien deadlines because they are both fatal to your lien.

People tend to freak out when a mechanic’s lien is filed on a project. Of course liens are never a good thing but they are not the end of the world. Calm down… you’ve got options.

You have to be careful when doing residential projects. First, residential jobs generally come with a higher risk of litigation because a great deal of protection is given to homeowners and consumers under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act. Secondly, in Texas, the Property Code requires that you jump through extra hoops to perfect a lien…

“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 the kind of project a Texas contractor would love to be involved in. There’s a huge plant going up. The project is approved by all required government entities. The state governor endorses it and it appears to be backed by more money than the Dallas Cowboys! What’s not to love right? Well, unfortunately, all…

Any subcontractor who has been in business for quite some time has probably attempted to perfect an M&M lien. However the M&M perfection process is simply not subcontractor friendly and often times, subs miss perfection due to non-compliance with the statutes. There are many of examples of difficult situations where a subcontractor will have to comply…

This article will be the first of a series of articles on the Statutory Mechanic’s Lien. We will discuss the process of filing and perfecting the lien under The Texas Property Code. We will also discuss some common errors that occur when filing and how those errors could result in major problems for your company….

FUNDAMENTAL CONTRACTOR PROTECTION UNDER THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION In Texas, Article XVI, Section 37 of the Texas Constitution reads as follows: “Mechanics, artisans and material men, of every class, shall have a lien upon the buildings and articles made or repaired by them for the value of their labor done thereon, or material furnished therefore…” WHAT…

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