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Can I file a mechanics lien?

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I am a general contractor in the state of Louisiana. We have a contract for a reroof, gutter, soffit and fascia. We have only completed the reroof portion no other work as the homeowner has ceased to correspond or pay us for the work competed. We didn't file a Notice of Commencement but have a contract and have sent in the invoice to insurance and have confirmation from insurance the homeowner has been paid. Please advise as to if we have lien rights? We sent the notice of intent to lien through level set on 3/13/21

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Mar 24, 2021

Contract is less than $20,000.00

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Mar 25, 2021

 Generally, under La. R.S. 9:4811, a GC must properly file a
Notice of Contract before the commencement of work to retain lien rights.
However, the law was recently amended to increase the contract threshold from
$25,000 to $100,000, which benefits smaller GCs. 


Is your contract less than $100,000? If so, then failure to
file a Notice of Contract may not prevent you from filing a lien. If you would
like to discuss in more detail, I would be happy to assist. 504-323-5885

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