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My parents are in a small dispute with their contractor. There is no formal written contract - only a bid and then an oral agreement to proceed. There is a disagreement on the final amount owing so work has stopped and they have just given my parents a preliminary notice - this is after they have contacted an attorney, my parents have countered with a settlement etc. And of course, work started back in December. From what I read, am I correct in that because 1 - they did not have a written contract and 2 - they did not send the preliminary notice within the first 8 days of getting started, the contractor and his subcontractor will not be able to actually place a lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentApr 28, 2021
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I am an Oregon homeowner who received a Notice of Right to A Lien from the lumber company, who supplied the materials to my general contractor for a $19k construction project on my home. The notice came via registered USPS mail and I had to sign for it at my doorstep. The notice could easily be perceived as a threat if a homeowner did not know about construction lien laws in their state. Seeing the word "lien" is enough to make your heart skip a beat. I can't imagine this is a common and standard practice of sending these notices out to homeowners unless there is a questionable relationship between the subcontractor or supplier and the general contractor. How common is this practice in Oregon? Do contractors routinely attach the notice to every contract they prepare for a homeowner? Do subcontractors and material companies automatically generate the notice and send via registered mail to homeowners for every residential project? Or, does the industry pick and choose which jobs they think are more at risk? ...Read More
Jackie Dalseme
1 answerAdd commentMar 21, 2021
OregonPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
Did the job and the owner is not paying. Haven’t sent any notices yet and didn’t send a preliminary at the time of signing. I got half down and she didn’t get her loan to do the rest of the work so when we finished one phase now she’s not paying. ...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 7, 2020
OregonMechanics LienPreliminary NoticeRecovery OptionsRight to Lien
We are an Emergency Restoration company in Oregon and often get called to jobs that need us to start extraction or emergency services the same day they call us or the next day. How do we handle the (very short) Preliminary Notice situation when it is required 5 days prior to starting work in Oregon? We have very expensive jobs that we need to be able to file lien's on if needed. Thanks!...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 2, 2020
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We typically delivery a plan set (scope of supply and design submittal) to our customer long before delivering labor or materials. However, we haven't been filing our pre-liens until we first drop the materials. Should we be filing the pre-lien based on the date that we deliver th plan sets?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentMay 11, 2020
OregonPreliminary Notice
I placed a preliminary notice on a project when S&R Development was our customer. Through some changes, our customer changed from S&R Development to the GC on the project. Do I need to resend new Preliminary notices to show the correct relationship?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentMar 5, 2020
OregonPreliminary Notice
IF we send the info notice and the notice of right to lien via docusign is it valid? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 24, 2020
OregonMechanics LienPreliminary Notice
Hi, I am in Oregon. I see that in Oregon, contractors or subs MUST send "right to lien" notice within 5 or 8 days of stariting/furnishing work. What happens when a contractor has been working for 6 months on a project and then send the notice of right to lien with a service start date which is 6 months back? Can he/she still file lien for all costs that dates back 8 months from the preliminary "right to lien" notice date?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 17, 2020
OregonMechanics LienPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
We work on residential projects and are typically hired by a family member of the Property Owner (son, daughter, etc. of property owner). What notice requirements apply to us in this case? Are we still considered the General Contractor?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentAug 27, 2019
OregonPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
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
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
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
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
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