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IN GEORGIA - Can a Landlord of commercial property file a Notice of Non-Responsibility to prevent a contractor from filing a lien for work performed in the premises by a tenant?

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I have filed Notices of Non -responsibility in Florida, and was wondering if there was something of the kind in the state of Georgia that could prevent a contractor from filing a lien on landlord's property for worked performed by a tenant.

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Feb 26, 2019
That question sounds vaguely familiar! But seriously, we're glad you're finding value in the Construction Legal Center. As mentioned in the answer to this question on the availablity of a Notice of Nonresponsiblity in Texas, Notices of Nonresponsibility (or other notices or documents that act in much the same way) aren't available in every state. In Georgia, it does not appear that a Notice of Nonresponsibility (or some other document) is available for landlords to disclaim responsibility for potential liens filed based on a tenant's improvement. Of course, recall that any time there is a tenant improvement, the ability for a party performing work on such an improvement becomes more complex, at best. zlien discusses that idea in this article: What Happens to Mechanics Lien Rights Where the Project is a Tenant Improvement? For more on Georgia's lien laws, specifically, this resource should be valuable: Georgia Lien & Notice FAQs.
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