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Download Free Guide to Georgia Mechanics Liens for Suppliers

Free Handbook to Georgia Mechanics and Materialmens Lien Law

The Cobb Law Group is pleased to announce the publication of its latest handbook–the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook! This long-overdue collection guide will help credit managers, business owners, and material owners collect the money they are owed on construction projects in Georgia by providing essential tips for filing and enforcing mechanics and materialman’s liens, payment bond claims and other issues related to construction commercial collections. It is particularly helpful for construction material suppliers who deliver building materials to project sites anywhere in Georgia.

To download your free copy of the Georgia Material Supplier’s Collection Handbook, please click here > >

What Does the Free Guide to Georgia Materialmen Law Cover?

Although its impossible to cover every aspect of Georgia law in a single volume, this free handbook provides useful summaries of Georgia law and practical tips for credit managers and business owners. The topics included in this guide for collections includes the following:

  • Summary of Important Deadlines for Notices, Affidavits, Lien and Payment Bond Claims;
  • Checklists for Credit Managers to Consider before they Open Accounts for New Customers;
  • Georgia’s Statutory Notice Scheme (Does it apply to you?);
  • Georgia’s Lien Waivers (including unconditional waivers vs. conditional waivers);
  • Georgia’s Prompt Payment Act;
  • Using Preliminary Liens in Georgia to Help You Collect;
  • A Summary of Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s lien laws;
  • The Basics of Payment Bond Claims (Claim Against the Surety);
  • How to Handle your case in Magistrate Court (Georgia’s small claims court); and
  • Post-Judgment Collection Tips

Who Needs a Copy of their Free Guide to Georgia Construction Collection Law?

Anyone who has supplied materials or preformed services or labor on a construction site in Georgia needs to read this great guide.  Using this resource as a guild, it can help you prevent collection issues before they arise, and it can help you enforce your rights to file a construction lien or make a payment bond claim to recover the money they are owed including the following:

  • Credit Managers;
  • Credit Analysts;
  • Business Owners;
  • CFOs and Comptrollers;
  • Manufacturers of Building Materials;
  • Account Receivable professionals;
  • Building Supply Companies such as electrical supply, roofing materials, truss and framing supply companies, irrigation and plumbing supply companies, and many, many others;
  • Potential Lien Claimants;
  • Potential Payment Bond Claimants;
  • Anyone who is owed money on a Georgia construction project; and
  • many others

What is Included in this Guide to Georgia Construction Lien Law?

We include a long list of potential deadlines which can mean the difference between getting paid for your services and not including the deadlines for the following:

  • Filing of a Notice of Commencement by a General Contractor
  • Notices to Owners and Notices to Contractors
  • Affidavits of Nonpayment
  • Georgia Preliminary Construction Liens
  • Mechanics and Materialmen’s Liens
  • Payment Bond Claims (Miller Act Claims)
  • Lawsuit Filing Deadlines to Enforce Lien Rights
  • Notice of Contest of Lien
  • Bond Claim Lawsuits
  • Notice of Action of Filing Suit

In addition, this free guide to commercial collections for the construction industry includes the following, practical checklist to help you improve your rate of recovery almost instantly:

  • Items to Add to you Credit Application
  • Useful (time-saving and cost-saving) Contract Terms
  • Personal Guarantees
  • Georgia’s Statutory Notice Scheme (Pre-construction Notices)
  • Internal Accounting Procedure Summary
  • Suppliers Obligations
  • Practical Tips for Credit Managers
  • Options if Lien Waiver is Signed but Payment is Not Received
  • Checklist for Filing Preliminary Liens
  • Important Considerations for Georgia’s Construction Liens
  • Statutory Requirements for Mechanics Liens
  • Payment Bonds Covering Public Works
  • Payment Bonds Covering Private Works
  • Litigation Tips
  • Post-Judgment Collection Resources
  • Construction Legal Services

Download Your Free Copy Today!

To get your own copy of this important resource on Georgia construction law, please click here > >

Order Your Free Printed Copy of this Handbook for Georgia Materialmen:

In addition to the free download, we are also giving away printed versions of the Georgia Material Supplier Collection Handbook (while supplies last). To request a copy of this great summary of Georgia’s lien and payment bond law, please send an email request to us at either dorothy@cobblawgroup.net or through our contact us page. Please be sure to include the number of copies you want and a valid mailing address.

If you find this Guide to Georgia’s Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien useful, then you may also want to schedule a specialized training session for your staff or professional organization. Our construction law attorneys have helped to educate credit departments and business owners all about their rights and obligations under Georgia’s lien laws. We have helped to train the credit departments of some of the largest building material suppliers in the country, and, when we train your employees, we will customize our presentation to your specific industry using your common credit scenarios.  For more information on our training and lecturing opportunities, please click here > >

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