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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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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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