Liens

Lis Pendens Explained

“Legalese” often renders the law more confusing than it needs to be. Case in point: “lis pendens” (pronounced liz pendenz). This latin phrase meaning “lawsuit pending” refers to a legal document designed to inform the public of a lawsuit that could affect the right to own or possess a specific parcel of real estate. The precise …

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Preliminary Notices – What you Absolutely Need to Include

Under Utah’s new mechanic’s lien laws, all parties on private projects are required to file a preliminary notice with the State Construction Registry in order to preserve their lien rights. This preliminary notice must be filed within 20 days of the date you begin work on a project. In order to be valid, a preliminary …

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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 regarding construction projects in the State of Utah is gathered in an effort to inform the owner of the property …

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