Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


How Subcontractors and Suppliers Can Prevent Payment Problems

Posted in Notice of Intent to File Lien,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Blue Blog on the November 27th, 2018

Is a Notice of Intent to Lien Required in Georgia? Notices of Intent to Lien documents can be confusing to subcontractors and material suppliers; particularly those who work in–or supply to–projects in multiple states.  That’s primarily because these Notices of Intent to File Liens are only required in certain states and most states only require
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Georgia’s Notice to Owners–A Primer

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the June 2nd, 2018

Most southeastern states require suppliers and subcontractors to give some sort of Notice of Furnishing or Notice to Owner (“NTO”); however, each state has its own special requirements and relying on one state’s requirements to get through another state’s requirements will land you in hot water.  We get a number a telephone calls each week
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Public Project Payment Bonds In Georgia–A PRIMER

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's),Payment Bonds by Administrator on the April 5th, 2018

Some of our clients refer to us a Georgia Lien Lawyers.  And, yes, we file a lot of materialmen’s liens throughout the State of Georgia; but that is only part of all that we do.  Another area which keeps us very busy is the filing and prosecuting of payment bonds on behalf of clients.  So,
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Notice of Intent to Lien in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Notices to Owner (NTO's),Preliminary Notice of Lien by Blue Blog on the April 15th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb Intent to Lien in Georgia Many clients ask about Georgia’s Notice of Intent to File Lien requirements, and there are always surprised to hear the short answer: Georgia does not require any type of Notice of Intent to File Lien. However, the longer answer may provide some helpful insight for a
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How to Lien a Job Site in Georgia

by Mark A. Cobb The Georgia Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Law Statutes (O.C.G.A. Section 44-14-360 et seq.) govern all aspects of filing construction liens in Georgia, and our construction lawyers have filed hundreds or thousands of liens on behalf of contractors, specialty subcontractors and material suppliers in virtually every county in Georgia! Disclaimer: This blog
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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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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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New Year–New Georgia Law Forms Available Online!

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's),Uncategorized,Virtual Law Firm by Administrator on the January 12th, 2012

Happy New Year! With the start of the new year, we are committed more than ever to providing quality legal services at fair and competitive rates.  The Cobb Law Group’s virtual law platform is growing by leaps and bounds to provide clients with unbundled legal services at very affordable rates.  Today, we added more Georgia
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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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