Washington Mechanics Lien

In the state of Washington, all contractors must be registered with the Department of Labor to enforce any potential lien rights and bond claims. Washington’s mechanics and materialmen’s lien laws provide contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and professional service providers with Washington mechanics lien rights to protect their entitlement to payment on private construction projects. Under Washington […]

Washington Surpreme Court Elevates Form over Substance

The Washington Supreme Court was recently faced with a decision on whether to strictly construe the sample mechanics lien form contained in the Washington statutes, or whether to require an acknowledgment, which was required by statute but not contained in the sample form. Anna H. Oshiro and Michael S. Zicherman analyzed the court’s decision in […]

State of Washington Mechanics Lien “How To”

In the State of Washington, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property.  On a private project, the mechanics’ lien […]