Should you automatically file a lien at the end of a project for your retention?
We had a project that ended for us a year ago. We have been hounding the contractor monthly and weekly for our retention. They supposedly had issues with the owner which held things up. It is very rare that we have ever received our retention in less than 5 or 6 months, so by reading the law it seems we would need to figure the cost of a lien in our bid and file it as soon as we are done with our project. And that will eventually inhibit our ability to get jobs. What is the solution to this?