Real Estate Law Articles

Utah’s State Construction Registry: Protect Your Lien Rights

If you are a business or individual that provides construction services or materials to real property in Utah, you need to become acquainted with Utah’s State Construction Registry or “SCR.” The SCR is a place where information …

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In Order to Lien You Have to Do More than Clean

The Utah Court of Appeals recently issued a decision regarding what constitutes lienable work for purposes of Utah’s mechanic’s lien statute. The case is All Clean, Inc. dba The Flood Co., v. Timberline Properties, 2011 UT …

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What is a Mechanic’s Liens and How Does It Work?

If you have provided construction services or materials to a property, and have not been paid, you are likely entitled to a mechanic’s lien against that property. A mechanic’s lien, like a deed of trust …

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Selling Construction Materials to Unlicensed Contractors

It is not required by law that a construction material supplier verify whether the individual/entity that materials are being sold to is licensed. However, there are a few risks to keep in mind when making …

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Utah Residence Lien Recovery Fund

The Lien Recovery Fund is a great source of payment for subcontractors and suppliers of construction materials on residential property. It is also a great source for homeowners that are forced to deal with mechanic’s …

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Deadlines for Construction Contract and Warranty Claims

QUICK LOOK Breach of Contract/Warranty – action must be brought within 6 years of completion or abandonment of construction, unless contract provides for a different period of time. All other Actions – within 2 years …

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