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Due to the fact that Oregon has the shortest preliminary notice deadline in the country, it causes issues on the time necessary to complete the processing of shipment/invoicing and then give enough time to enter the project, allow for research, and file a preliminary notice. I keep seeing that to "be safe" you should use the shipment date, which would be what we use as the invoice date, as the countdown start date. I also saw that weekends and holidays don't count towards the countdown, however, zlien doesn't work them either way so that wouldn't extend the processing time necessary. I know that certain states define "ownership" of materials being shipped transfers at different times. I don't know if that definition plays in with this deadline countdown as well....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 12, 2017
OregonLien DeadlinesMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Is it necessary for a general contractor hired by a property owner to send a notice of intent to lien before they file a mechanics lien? If you don't send the notice of intent, will that affect the lien if it's been filed?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 15, 2017
OregonMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
So we supplied material to a job in Oregon. The job is with the Hood River Co. School District. I sent out a preliminary notice when we sent the material. The job was billed on 7-18-17. I call the Contractor that we are supplying to and they said that they haven't been paid yet by the school district. Should I be filing anything yet since the 75 day mark is approaching?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 21, 2017
OregonBond ClaimsLien DeadlinesMechanics Lien
In Oregon state law allows an unlicensed handyman to perform work, if the total of labor and materials is under $1000 for one project. If I do this I would want to know if I could still file a mechanics lien if needed. A contractor must give a client a Notice of Intent to Lien at the start of a job, but since the small handyman is unlicensed would still still be proper? Seems like it would be, since a lien is a lien. However I would like to clear this question up....Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 6, 2017
OregonMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
In my line of business, I get the call to start a new project and I'm on the job site day-of. We don't have time to mail the Oregon "Information Notice to Owner" prior to being on the job site. If I order my notice as a rush in zlien and get it out as soon as possible, have I still lost lien rights if I've already gone on site? What do you recommend for protecting my rights?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 11, 2018
OregonLien DeadlinesPreliminary Notice
I hired a contractor to reface kitchen cabinets. When he showed me the sample cabinet it was wrong color. He is refusing to fix it. I don't want the color he painted. I told him to change the color to what I wanted. He is refusing and said he is going to file contractors lien. My kitchen is all torn apart, drawers are gone, no water, no stove, half of the counter tops are gone. Can he file a lien? What are my options?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 11, 2018
OregonMechanics LienPayment Disputes
I am needing to claim a lien in Oregon. I see it is a full price state. Does that fact take precedence over a fixed price contract with the client/homeowner? I need to know so that I can list the correct amount unpaid when I file the lien....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 20, 2018
OregonMechanics Lien
The homeowner behind my property is refusing to rebuild the fence that fell down between our lots. The fence is on his property, but I may wind up paying for a new fence because his property is a total eyesore!...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJun 20, 2018
OregonMechanics LienPayment Disputes
We did work for a 'flipper' and had to pull off the job due to none payment. They put the house on the market and are trying to sell it. Should we put a lien on it before they sell? The work isn't even finished and the inspector had called out a couple (pre-existing) things before our permits can be approved....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 3, 2018
OregonMechanics LienRight to Lien
Filed a lien, recieved a payment but 550$ balance remaining. Too small to justify pursuing foreclosure but still would be nice to get. Does the lien still remain as a cloud on the title and what are the requirements to file a partial lien satisfaction?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 10, 2018
OregonLien Releases
I'm a GC working nationwide on commercial projects. I'd like to know if I have to request both kinds of lien waivers in any states, or if I can use my discretion as to what waivers I require, so long as I exchange statutorily valid forms....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 12, 2018
OregonLien Waivers
I have a lien on a property. Owner paid the majority but not all. Still, balance doesn't justify costs of foreclosure so I wont be pursuing it. But lien is still on title although it will be unenforceable I need to know what the owner can do to me and timeframes involved....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 20, 2018
OregonLien Releases