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Subcontractors have filed 15 liens on the Park-Line Miami apartments, a luxury condo development in the MiamiCentral mixed-use property in downtown Miami, Florida. The mixed-use property is in the main thoroughfare of Miami. It is located at the starting point of Brightline, the new monorail connecting Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Developers are planning to expand the rail line to Orlando and Tampa. The Virgin MiamiCentral Station is the foundation of the property…
As of June 30, 2020, 22 mechanics lien claims have been filed against a Studio Movie Grill in Citrus Heights, CA totaling $6.8M in unpaid construction work, according to lien affidavits. Including the general contractor, 22 different contractors have filed liens against this Studio Movie Grill location owned by the movie theater chain itself, which operates 35 locations throughout the United States. All 22 mechanics liens were processed by the Sacramento County clerk’s office.…
The Architect isn’t always the most popular guy on the jobsite. I know, because I am one. And I know it often looks like I’m just being difficult and fussy, which I sometimes am. But often I’m trying to figure out how much of the work of the Contract has been done, so I can tell the Owner how much money to release down the payment waterfall. In other words, I’m trying to get you…
When you get burned on a construction payment, you may find yourself wishing that you could take them for all their worth. But when you sit down to fill out your mechanics lien claim, it’s important to the amounts allowed by law. Each state has their own requirements for what you can include in a lien amount — and what you cannot. At the beginning of a construction project, contractors have to float a lot…
Over the course of the last few months, many industries have taken a big hit in the wake of the coronavirus. According to Intelligencer, over 3,600 prevalent companies filed for bankruptcy, and more than 600 filed in June of this year alone. Some of the country’s biggest and most respected brands are included in this lineup. A Reuters report revealed that 40+ household brand names have filed for bankruptcy in recent months. These are…
Title insurance protects lenders and property owners from several types of title issues that can affect ownership of a piece of property. If you are working on a construction project that has title insurance, you may wonder what that means – and how it affects your ability to file a mechanics lien if necessary. These policies cover costs for clearing mechanics liens and other encumbrances on a title. If you are involved in a project…
In June 2020, 257 mechanics liens were filed in Miami, FL totaling $43.4M in unpaid construction debt, according to liens filed with the Miami-Dade County clerk’s office. The average lien value during the month of June in Miami was $169,059.40. As of July 25, 2020, Miami-Dade County is also experiencing troubles with the coronavirus pandemic, as the county has surpassed 100K COVID-19 cases. To date, Florida has nearly 415,000 reported coronavirus cases. While…
Most parties to a construction project have the right to file a mechanics lien if they aren’t paid. But many state laws only talk about contractors, material suppliers, laborers – the people who are swinging the hammers and providing the nails. A consultant, on the other hand, often finishes their work before the shovel ever hits the dirt. In some ways, they contribute to a project just as much as anyone. Does a construction consultant…
As of June 2020, five mechanics lien claims were filed against a property owned by transportation service Mountain View Tours in Tucson, AZ, totaling $1.1M in unpaid construction work. Including the general contractor, five different contractors have filed the liens, with the latest claim filed on June 26, 2020. According to the lien affidavits, each mechanics lien claim was recorded at the Pima County clerk’s office. Property owner Mountain View Tours holds its headquarters…
As of July 21, 2020, five mechanics lien claims have been filed against a senior living facility in Tucson, AZ known as The Hacienda at the Canyon, totaling $5.1M in unpaid construction work. Including the general contractor, five different contractors have filed the liens against Tucson Hacienda Canyon Owner, LLC, which is listed as the property owner on the lien affidavits. All five liens were filed with the Pima County clerk’s office. The Hacienda…