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Follow up questions about New Lien Rights in GA webinar by Mark Cobb

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Anonymous contractor
Nov 19, 2020

Finally watching your New Lien Rights in GA webinar by Mark Cobb. 1. If you don't get paid in 60/90 days, could you be tricky: issue a credit for that bill then rebill, so the date is less than 60/ 90days days? 2. My contractor business sits in GA, but we do business in many states. What lien law applies? The state where the PROJECT is located, or the state where WE are located? Do I need to learn the lien laws of all 50 states? Thank you for your time!

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Anonymous contractor
Nov 20, 2020
Your lien rights are measured by the last day that you provided labor and materials to the project, so rebilling won't extend your time to take action. Lien rights are created by statutes passed by state legislatures, so the law that applies will be the law in the state in which the project is located.
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Anonymous contractor
Nov 21, 2020

No, you cannot revise the dates through trickery. The 90-day period begins to run upon completion of your work. Sometimes it can become an issue whether the last work performed was meaningful or simply minor punchlist, but the time period is not based on the date of your invoice. However, you can always file suit on your contract.

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