Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Georgia Notice of Commencement Form Offered Online to Clients

Posted in Notice of Commencement,Virtual Law Firm by Blue Blog on the June 17th, 2013

The construction lawyers at the Cobb Law Group are pleased to announce that, starting today, clients may obtain the current Georgia Notice of Commencement form online through our Virtual Law Firm.  It’s easy, it’s secure, and it helps project owners and general contractors keep track of the sub-subcontractors and material suppliers working on their construction
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3 BIG TIPS for Using A Georgia Notice of Commencement to Your Advantage

by:  Mark A. Cobb Although it is not a scientific representation, we get the sense from our contractor clients that the construction industry is picking up throughout Georgia.  One measure that we use is the number of Notices of Commencement that we have been asked to prepare, and this number has steadily increased which, hopefully,
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On-line Forms: How To Request a Copy of a Notice of Commencement

Almost every day we receive questions about Georgia’s Notices to Owners and Notices to Contractors (“NTO”).  One of the biggest pitfalls of sending out your own NTO, is that Georgia’s notice requirements mandate that information contained in the NTO must use information contained in the Notice of Commencement filed by the project’s general contractor. For
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Tardy Notice of Commencement Valid says GA Court of Appeals!

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Notice of Commencement,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the December 6th, 2011

As you are aware, Georgia’s lien statutes require that third tier suppliers and subcontractors (those not in privity of contract with either the general contractor or the owner) file Notices to Owners IF the general contractor or the project owner filed a Notice of Commencement.  Furthermore, according to the Georgia statutes, the Notice of Commencement
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New Georgia Case Allows GC’s Some Leeway with Notices of Commencement

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Notice of Commencement,Notices to Owner (NTO's),Strict Compliance by Administrator on the November 30th, 2011

We are always on the lookout for cases which affect our clients’ right to file materialmen’s liens; last week, the Georgia Court of Appeals handed down a decision that allows general contractors a little leeway with getting their Notices of Commencement correct. Basically, the fact of the case are very common:  a supplier to a
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Some Georgia Construction Law Deadlines

by Mark A. Cobb As you know, we started the Georgia Construction, Lien and Payment Bond Law Blog in 2010, and as the year draws to a close we are grateful for our many readers and clients.  Needless to say, the holidays are a very busy time of the year; unfortunately, we might allow our
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Georgia Court of Appeals Requires Strict Compliance of Supplier’s Notice to Owner/Notice to Contractor

Posted in Case Law,Current Legal Issues,Notice of Commencement,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the March 8th, 2010

Last month, the Georgia Court of Appeals handed down a decision that affects every third-tier subcontractor and supplier working on construction projects in Georgia.  In short, the court held that a supplier’s Notice to Owner/Notice to Contractor  which failed to include the subcontractor’s address and the location of the project  did not comply with statutory
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