From our offices in south Georgia as well as Atlanta, we help construction professionals throughout the state of Georgia. Since opening our south Georgia office in Thomasville in 2008, we have built a strong presence in Sylvester and throughout Worth County. Those looking for the quality of a law firm with more than 20 years of experience with a specific focus on construction law, but with the convenience of staying nearby,find that the construction lawyers of the Cobb Law Group can help you!
Although much of Worth County is filled with natural environments and beauty, it is considered a part of metropolitan Albany, and that means growth for the area. As the Peanut Capital, Worth County is home to a thriving industry, and construction plays a role with the county’s growth and agricultural expertise. Professionals working in Sylvester or those coming into the county to work on construction projects can rely upon the professionalism and the expertise of our attorneys and staff to help them with all of their construction law needs.
We have, for example, filed 1000’s of mechanics and materialmen’s liens throughout Georgia including Worth County. Although liens do not guarantee payment to subcontractors or suppliers, they really help! Liens (and to some extent payment bond claims) are beneficial for many reasons including those listed below:
Why Filing Materialmen’s Liens Can Help you Get Paid:
- liens make the property owner responsible for seeing that you get paid
- liens frequently compel the general contractor to put pressure on the company that is not paying you
- liens can prevent the selling or the refinancing of the real estate until you are paid
- liens give notice to the world that you are a professional exercising your rights to receive payment
- liens can encourage owners and prime contractors to make payments via joint check
Getting Paid Is Not ‘PEANUTS’!
We will admit that we are talking about filing liens and perfecting payment bond claims in the “Peanut Capital”; but when the liens help you get paid, “we’re not talking peanuts!” Materialmen’s Liens and Payment Bond Claims (not to mention a contractor’s additional legal remedies) substantially increase the likelihood that you will be paid for your work.
The proper preparation and filing of a Georgia Materialmen’s Claim of Lien can greatly help you recover the money you are owed, but you must strictly comply with all of the requirements for making a valid lien. Thus, you want construction lawyers who understand Georgia’s lien statutes and can help you enforce your rights, quickly, and for a reasonable fee. You don’t need to look any further. We are conveniently located near Worth County, Georgia. If you are looking for a Georgia construction attorney to assist you with you lien claims, your payment bond claims, construction contract drafting or any other construction law issue, please contact us today.
Georgia’s materialmen’s lien act specifies that all construction liens are to be filed in the real estate records of the county courthouse where the project is located. Thus, if your company or you did not receive payment for the work which you performed, the construction services which you supplied, or the building materials or equipment which you supplied, then you may be entitled to file a materialman’s claim of lien at the Worth County Courthouse located in Sylvester, Georgia. Some additional lien filing information is as follows:
Mechanic’s Lien Filing Fees:
$5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page
The information contained on this website is for information purposes only; you are directed to consult with your attorney regarding the risks involved in filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens as well as all other aspects of lien filing including, but not limited to proper forms, conditions precedent, legal descriptions, notice requirements, and the statutes of limitations. Nothing contained herein creates an attorney-client relationship between the Cobb Law Group and you. Furthermore, no warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation. Please contact us for further information.