Articles in Lien and Bond Claims

NOTICE TO LENDERS: THE CONTRACTOR’S FORGOTTEN HAMMER

Date: September 10th, 2010

Faced with an owner or prime contractor who refuses or is unable to pay? Don’t know what to do other than file a lien and hope for the best? Fortunately, Washington’s mechanics’ lien statute provides contractors and suppliers with an alternative tool for securing payment: … Read More »

VALIDITY OF CONTRACTOR LIENS NOW IN DOUBT

Date: May 26th, 2010

A new case from the Washington court of appeals casts doubt on the validity of many existing contractor liens.  The volume of those cases is likely to escalate dramatically in the weeks and months ahead. Contractor liens are, of course, the primary vehicle for contractors, … Read More »