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This Oregon lien law summary is a comprehensive guide that explains Oregon construction lien law and illustrates how property owners, contractors, laborers, consumers, and subcontractors can take steps to protect themselves.

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Mechanics weld metal in Oregon

Oregon is unique in that it exhibits shorter deadlines and stricter requirements for construction liens. When it comes to time-sensitive legal matters, it helps to have a local show you the ropes, so Northwest Lien has put together this comprehensive guide filing mechanics’ liens in Oregon.

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Wondering how to begin the process of filing a mechanic’s lien in Washington? As the regional lien expert, no one knows PNW liens better than Northwest Lien Service; read this comprehensive guide to filing a construction lien in Washington state.

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Of all the bureaucracy in the construction world, there is one piece of paperwork that can truly make or break your project: the lien waiver. In this guide, Northwest Lien covers the different types of lien waiver, how to use each type to your advantage, and the red flags to look out for.

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When a contractor has hired you to complete work on a project, it’s assumed you’ll be paid for the work you complete. But the savviest subcontractors prepare for the worst: the possibility of the contractor withholding payment. How long does a contractor have to pay a subcontractor, anyway?

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Two men in hard hats discuss project on construction site

A materialman’s lien, also known as a mechanic’s lien or construction lien, provides the right to file a lien against the property to ensure payment of outstanding balances on materials or labor. Check out our guide to materialman’s liens and supplier lien rights here.

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Say a property owner is withholding payment, so you take all of the necessary legal steps to get paid what you’re rightfully owed from work done on a Washington state property. Notices have been issued and the mechanic’s lien filed, an agreement is reached, and you’re finally given a payment date. So… you’re done, right?…

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What can a subcontractor do if the general contractor refuses to pay? NW Lien explains the next steps to take if this occurs and how to avoid it.

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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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