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What is my last date of furnishing as a General Contractor if I've hired a subcontractor to complete work?

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I am a General Contractor in Connecticut. What is my last date of furnishing as a General Contractor if I've hired a subcontractor to complete work?

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Apr 16, 2018
That's a good question, and terminology such as "last furnishing" can definitely create a little confusion when a party has subcontractors performing work as well. In Connecticut, a claimant will have a right to a mechanics lien for "materials furnished or services rendered in the construction, raising, removal or repairs..." of a construction, repair, or improvement. A lien claimant must file within 90 days after they have ceased to perform those services and/or materials. This deadline is not meant to run from any old break in work on a jobsite - it runs from the claimant's final furnishing of services or work on a project. This date will be calculated as the completion of the claimant's duties under the contract. A GC's duties under a contract will typically call for some combination of hands-on work and subcontracted work, so the final furnishing of services will extend to a GC's service of coordinating work on the project even where their hands-on performance may have concluded. If a GC is hired to complete the entire scope of the project, the end of the project would be that GC's "final furnishing." If a GC is hired to simply perform some phase or portion of a project, when their contractual duties have been fulfilled, a GC has provided their last furnishing.
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