Liens

Does Amending a Recorded Notice of Lien Reset the Deadline to Foreclose on a Construction Lien in Utah?

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. To preserve a lien claim, a lien claimant must, among other things, record a notice of construction lien with the county recorder’s office, and within 180 days thereafter, initiate a lawsuit to […]

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The Final Steps of a Lien Claim: Winning the Lawsuit, Selling the Property, and Dividing up Proceeds

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. In prior articles, I explained four general steps to preserving and enforcing a construction lien (also known as a mechanic’s lien) in Utah. These steps include: 1) filing a preliminary notice; 2) recording a

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Construction Liens: A Basic Comparison Between Utah and Idaho Law

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. Many contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and other parties in the construction industry conduct business in both Utah and Idaho. To preserve and enforce their construction lien rights, these entities must be aware of

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Enforcing Lien Rights in Utah Through a Construction Lien Foreclosure Lawsuit

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. As I have explained earlier, liens are automatically created when a worker, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or other person or entity provides construction services on real property. Although nothing more is required to create this lien,

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Preserving Lien Rights in Utah Through the Notice of Construction Lien

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. Liens are automatically created when a person provides construction services on a piece of real property. The lien is an encumbrance that attaches to the owner’s interest in the property, and all that the

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The Preliminary Notice: The First Step in Preserving Lien Rights in Utah

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call (801) 365-1030 or click here to contact us. A construction lien—sometimes called a mechanic’s lien—is automatically created when a worker, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or other entity in Utah provides work, services, or improvements on or for a specific piece of real property.

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Lien Enforcement in Utah: Put It in a Self-Storage Unit and Consider It “Liened”

If you need help or would like to speak with an experienced attorney, please call 801-365-1030 or click here to contact us. In Utah, the owner of a self-storage unit can sell a tenant’s property that is stored there to pay outstanding rent or other amounts owed by the tenant. Below is a more detailed

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Remodeling Your Home? Legal Tips From a Construction Lawyer

We’ve all heard the horror stories about home remodels gone wrong: contractors who disappear with the check, or the ones who stick around only to leave the house a wreck. Fortunately, you’re not completely helpless when it comes to preventing catastrophes like these. The following are four basic tips for ensuring a smooth process. Make

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