Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Recent Case Hurts Supplier’s Enforcment of Lien

Posted in Case Law,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the October 30th, 2014

When a building material supplier has not been paid for labor or materials used on a Georgia construction project, that supplier may place a materialman’s lien against the owner of the improved real property; this is true even if the owner has no contractual relationship with that supplier. Such a lien essentially transfers liability from
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Subcontractors Beware–File Liens and Do Not Rely On Anyone Else for Payment

by Mark Cobb It would be wonderful to live in a world where a handshake or a person’s word meant something. The Georgia Court of Appeals just handed down a verdict in First Bank of Georgia v. Robertson Grading which will make you question whether or not you can trust any body when it comes
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How to File a Materialmen’s Lien in Georgia

If you have provided labor, materials, equipment or other services on a construction project AND you have not received payment, then you may be entitled to file a lien under Georgia’s current lien laws.  Determining who may file a lien and when a lien may be filed can be tricky, but filing the correct document
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Changes to Georgia Lien Law Sent to Governor for Signing

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the April 10th, 2013

  by Mark A. Cobb (UPDATED MAY 9, 2013)  GOVERNOR SIGNED HB 434 INTO LAW; click here for more information! We love sharing good news about pending changes to Georgia’s lien laws!  A couple of weeks ago, we published a blog post about Georgia 2013 HB 434 which allows Georgia lien claimants to include both
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Enforce Georgia Lien Claim Before Expiration

by Mark A. Cobb Admittedly, the Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Act gives Georgia’s contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers a giant step towards getting the money they are owed.  And, a giant step is a wonderful gift, but there are other steps which must be undertaken if the lien claimant wishes to enforce its lien.  As
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Lien Upheld Against Georgia Development Authority Project

by Mark A. Cobb A recent Georgia Court of Appeals holding may give some subcontractors and suppliers reason to rejoice.  In Pinnacle Props. V, LLC v. Mainline Supply of Atlanta, LLC, 735 S.E.2d 166 (Ga. Ct. App. 2012), the court held that a materialmen’s lien placed against a construction project on a development corporation’s real
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2009 Georgia Lien Law Changes: A Summary

by Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group Since our law firm has a significant core practice area in which we file and perfect mechanics & materialmen’s liens and payment bond claims throughout Georgia, we address prospective clients’ lien questions almost everyday.  We are surprised how many contractors and suppliers’ knowledge of Georgia’s construction lien requirements
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Don’t Let your Georgia Lien Expire!

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action by Blue Blog on the August 17th, 2012

Many subcontractors and material suppliers mistakenly think that once they have filed their Claim of Lien in Georgia, that is all they have to do.   That’s not correct. Assuming you have a valid Georgia mechanic or materialmen’s lien, the lien is good for one year from the date the lien is filed.  In order to
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What does it mean when a mechanic’s lien is bonded off in Georgia?

Posted in Lien Foreclosure,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement) by Administrator on the April 29th, 2012

This week, we are tackling another great question which we get asked frequently.  As Georgia construction lawyers, we are usually glad when a materialmen’s lien is bonded off as it can increase the speed and likelihood of our client’s recovery. So what is “bonded off”?  As long time readers of this blog understand, a properly
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How Long do Mechanics & Materialmen’s Liens Remain Valid in Georgia?

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action by Administrator on the April 20th, 2012

Potential clients regularly call us and ask how long a lien lasts in Georgia.  As is true in most areas of law, the short answer is “it depends.” Georgia Liens are Valid for One Year: In Georgia, a Claim of Lien is valid for one year from the date that the lien is filed.  If
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