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New Year’s Resolutions for Sub-Contractors & Suppliers

Posted in Good Business Practices,Materilamen's Liens,Miscellaneous,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the January 25th, 2011

Recently, we were interviewed for another Lowe’s for Pros article (click here to read the interview), and  it made me think about a topic for this blog entry.   It’s a new year, and that brings new goals for those in the consruction industry.  Thus, we thought we’d help you work on some resolutions to help
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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’s Construction Mechanics & Materialmen’s Liens–A Primer

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the September 28th, 2010

We get telephone calls and emails all the time asking about filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens in Georgia.  Most people understand that the rules must be followed exactly, but they don’t know the rules.  In addition, the rules regarding the filing of the liens changed substantially in 2009 thereby forcing everyone to learn new rules. 
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Suppliers Need to Send Notices to Owners to Help Eliminate Bad Debt

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's),Uncategorized by Administrator on the March 25th, 2010

Many credit managers have realised the benefits of sending Notices to Owner, and they send them on all construction projects in Georgia–not just when they are required.

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Georgia Contractor’s Notice of Commencement Held Deficient for Failure to Include Legal Description

Posted in Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the March 17th, 2010

A recent Georgia Court of Appeals case held that a Notice of Commencement which failed to include a legal description of the property being improved was deficient; therefore, the court held that a materialman, supplier or subcontractor was relieved of the requirement to send a Notice to Owner (or a Notice to Contractor). In 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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