Often times, a subcontractor or general contractor may be left with no other option after attempting to collect funds from a general contractor or owner then to file a Construction Lien to collect these funds at some future time. The party filing the Construction Lien, however, should be careful to ensure that the Lien is not overstated and it is accurate in its entirety. While Construction Lien Law allows a contractor to file a Lien against a property, it is also favorable to the property owner if the Construction Lien is improperly filed, overstated, or contains incorrect information.
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In many construction contracts, the general contractor or the owner will often insert a “Paid When Paid” provision within the Contract which dictates when payment will be due to the general contractor or subcontractor. In the past, the Court’s had construed many of these “Paid When Paid” provisions as only controlling the timing of the payment to be made pursuant to the contract and not an absolute bar to payment being tendered.
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Whether you are a general contractor, a sub-contractor, or a supplier, you are uniquely aware of the difficulty of coming by work in these harsh economic times. You are also equally aware that even though work may be available, receiving payment from the owner, the general contractor, or the sub-contractor can be a difficult task. The purpose of this blog is to discuss the best way to ensure that not only does the project proceed properly, but also, that you receive payment for your work and/or materials.
Continue Reading Getting Paid in Difficult Economic Times: What Contractors, Sub-Contractors and Suppliers Need to Know