Design for solar but not installed – can I lien?

2 weeks ago
State: Texas

Does a solar company that is designing and building out custom plans for solar installs in TX have lien rights? If the customer tries to cancel after the planning/design and engineering is complete and we send a Notice of Specially Fabricated material are we protected?

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Project Role: Architect/Engineer
Attorney The Chapman Firm

It is possible. Texas law appears to limit lien rights for plans prepared by an architect, engineer, or surveyor. As to specially fabricayed material, it would depend whether y’all are fabricating the solar panels or just creating the plans. Finally, a notice of specially fabricated materials, if applicable, must be sent within a certain time frame after receiving the purchase order.

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