When you file a lien or threaten to file a lien, it is not uncommon for issues you have never heard of to arise. In this blog, we will go over the most common defenses to contractor liens and how to prepare for them while you are on the project.
Sending notice that you filed your construction lien is an essential part of retaining your lien rights and ensuring you are paid what you are owed. To make sure your notice is valid, be sure to send it to the right person and place, at the right time.
Texas is a Homestead State, so before you start filing your lien, make sure you know what type of project you’re working on. It is imperative that you follow the specific steps put forth in Texas legislation if you want your lien on a Homestead project to be valid.
This is a recap of the Quit Getting Screwed podcast Episode 2, “The Dos and Don’ts of Owning a Business.” Karalynn Cromeens and Greg Carter discuss lessons learned from owning a business in the construction industry.
Working with homeowners can be a complicated endeavor. There is no catch-all solution for handling a displeased homeowner, so preventative measures are the best insurance for residential contractors. This blog is designed to give you some helpful tips for how to successfully resolve homeowner issues.
Issues can arize when you realize that you had a picture of the Mona Lisa in your head while the homeowner was picturing a Picasso. Both are fantastic pieces of art but are incredibly different. If you move forward with the project without clarifying your understanding of what is expected, there will be problems.
Knowing what a homeowner can sue you for is the first step in preventing or mitigating their potential interference with your productivity and payment. Thanks to the Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) in Texas, there are only a few things a homeowner can come after you for.
Texas residential contractors are protected by legislation that safeguards your rights on residential projects. That legislation is most commonly referred to as the Residential Construction Liability Act. Thanks to the RCLA, homeowners can only sue after allowing the residential contractor the opportunity to fix what the homeowner said was wrong.
Congratulations, you won! But, now what? How do you turn that judgment into cold hard cash? Time is of the essence! There are a few options to consider when determining how to get your money in the fastest way possible.
A judgment is just a piece of paper. But did you know that you can turn that paper into cold hard cash through what lawyers like to call Post...
If you do not add a provision to any contract you sign that allows you to recover any increase in material costs or extra time for any material shortage, you are basically signing a GMP contract. A GMP contract shifts the risk of increased material costs and an extended completion date onto the contractor. Signing a GMP contract right now would be very dangerous for your company because you would have to eat any increased costs.
This recap of the inaugural episode of the Quit Getting Screwed podcast covers the inner trappings of construction law.