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You may have noticed changes in our pricing earlier this month — and we feel they need a bit of additional context.

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What can a general contractor do in Washington state? Northwest Lien explains contractor rules and regulations — for general contractors, specialty contractors, and handymen — in this informative article.

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Becoming a general contractor in Oregon may seem a little daunting, but don’t worry – we can help! In this blog post, we’ll take you through the process of becoming an OR contractor, answering top questions while introducing you to helpful resources that the team at Northwest Lien offers general contractors. We’ll not only help clarify what exactly a general contractor is, but we’ll walk you through, step by step, the process to obtain your license, including the price and expected timeline.

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As a contractor, you know the blood, sweat, and tears that go into a project are worth the final outcome, but the last thing you want is to lose time, money, and materials on a project because an owner violates a contract and refuses to pay. That’s why, if you acted as the prime contractor on the job, it’s important to protect your right to lien by getting a Notice to Owner, or Model Disclosure Statement, signed by the property owner before work begins.

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Model Disclosure Statement

As a contractor, you know the blood, sweat, and tears that go into a project are worth the final outcome, but the last thing you want is to lose time, money, and materials on a project because an owner violates a contract and refuses to pay. That’s why, if you acted as the prime contractor on the job, it’s important to protect your right to lien by getting a Notice to Owner, or Model Disclosure Statement, signed by the property owner before work begins.

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Guide to Enforcing a Washington Mechanic’s Lien |

More often than not, filing a mechanic’s lien is enough to persuade a property owner to settle their debts. On the rare occasion when a general contractor or property owner does not cooperate, however, lienholders find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. While you’re fully entitled to the payment you earned (and…

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Concrete Worker on Construction Site - NW Lien

Whether you have heard the term “lien” in the past or are just hearing it for the first time, you may not have a solid understanding of this common legal tool. The word “lien,” pronounced as lean, means that a party has an interest in a property due to the obligation of the property owner…

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Construction workers with hard hats discussing notice of intent to lien paperwork

Understanding your right to secure payment as a subcontractor or material supplier in Washington state can be challenging. In this blog post, the Northwest Lien team explains the purpose of a Washington Notice of Intent, also known as a preliminary notice, and how it applies to your specific situation. What is a Washington Notice of…

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When you file and send a “Notice of Right to Lien” document in Oregon, it protects all parties from financial losses associated with a construction project. In this post, the team at Northwest Lien walks you through the definition of an Oregon Notice of Right to Lien, explains who needs to file, and provides the…

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Construction workers on job site

The team at Northwest Lien believes in the power of mechanic’s lien — we say it all the time! Filing a mechanic’s or construction lien is one of the fastest ways of receiving payment rightfully owed to contractors, subcontractors, and laborers. We recognize, however, the process of filing a mechanic’s lien can be time-consuming and…

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