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Preserving Lien Rights in Utah Through the Notice of Construction Lien

Joseph G. Ballstaedt801.365.1021joe@snjlegal.com 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 lien claimant needs to do to create the lien is provide the construction services. Nothing more is required. However, this …

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

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. (For simplicity in this post, we’ll refer to this as “construction work.”) A lien attaches to the property itself—specifically, the owner’s interest in …

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What Is a Preliminary Notice and How Do I File One?

Over the years, I’ve fielded countless calls from frantic individuals, subcontractors, contractors and suppliers desperate to file a construction lien against a project immediately because that was the only way they were going to be paid. They’re right. That is the only way they were likely ever to get paid. But unfortunately, it’s not quite that easy. …

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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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