Texas Mechanics Lien

In Texas, mechanics’ liens are created by constitutional right and by statute. A Constitutional Lien is available only to contractors in direct contractual privity with the owner for the improvements to the property. Statutory mechanics’ liens may be asserted, similar to other states, by general contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, mechanics, or artisans. A Texas mechanics lien […]

Final Acceptance of Work on a Construction Project – Implications – Part 1 of 5

Over the next few days, we’ll be discussing the significance of an owner’s “final acceptance” and payment for work performed on a construction project. This act, while seemingly just another part of the construction phase and closeout, results in the triggering of many rights, waivers of rights, and warranty issues for the owner, contractor, suppliers and […]

Does Anyone Know You’re Working?

On many projects, mechanics lien claims are substantially limited or destroyed because the owner did not know the claimant was working on the Project.  In most states, pre-lien notices are required in order to file a lien claim, and waiting to provide the notice can limit lien rights. Providing a notice that work is being […]