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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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Do you understand the difference between unconditional lien releases and conditional lien releases is important? In this guide, experts at NW Lien explain.

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Surveyors on construction site in California from above

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, there’s a distinct difference between lien waivers and lien releases in practice. Have you been using lien waivers and releases correctly?

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Though often overlooked, canceling a lien is a critical step in the mechanic’s lien filing process. Learn why lien releases are so important and what makes Oregon lien releases unique, such as OR-specific deadlines and requirements.

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Bridge in Spokane, Washington

Northwest Lien answers frequently asked questions about Washington state lien releases: what are lien releases, when should you file them in Washington, and why are they so important?

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The difference between a preliminary notice and a notice of intent lies in the implications of each document: one is a routine notification, the other is a more serious warning.

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