Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


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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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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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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Don’t Let Your Georgia Construction Lien Expire–Enforce Your Rights Now!

Posted in Lien Foreclosure,Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Notice of Action by Administrator on the March 9th, 2012

A potential client just called with a wonderful question: he had filed a Claim of Lien in Georgia, but he wanted to know if we would enforce his lien rights even though we did not file his original lien. Yes, is the answer. There are many lien services–and even some law firms–that only file a
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How Do I Remove a Mechanic’s Lien from my Georgia Property?

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action by Administrator on the February 9th, 2012

How do I get a materialmen’s lien removed from my real estate title?  Before we address this great question, let me ask whether this question helps us predict the future economy: Economic Recovery?  Before the current economic disaster, clients would call and say there was an old mechanic or materialmen’s lien against their property which
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It’s Been a Year Since a Mechanics Lien was filed against my real estate–what happens to the lien?

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Materilamen's Liens,Notice of Action,Uncategorized by Administrator on the September 15th, 2011

Almost every day, we get great questions from clients and potential clients!  In the last few days, we have had several people ask us how to remove an expired lien in Georgia.  Unlike many questions, this question has a relatively simple answer. Before revealing all of our secrets, let’s take a moment to look at
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Notice of Filing of Action for Claim on Mechanis and Materialmen’s Liens–A PRIMER

Posted in Materialmen's Lien (enforcement),Notice of Action by Administrator on the April 13th, 2011

When a mechanics  or materialmen’s lien has been filed in Georgia, that lien remains valid for one year from the date that the lien was filed. For many of our clients that is enough time to settle the claim and get paid-perhaps they have negotiated a settlement, participated in arbitration or mediation, or received payment
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