Virginia Lien Waivers Questions

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We are a subcontractor on a public project in Fairfax VA for the Fairfax County Housing & Development Authority. The GC is based out of Maryland. The current Balance is $93k. GC is insisting we sign an Unconditional Lien Release in order for them to release payment. (They are paying 95%.) They will not accept a conditional release. Terms of the contract state "all Waivers of Lien and Subcontractor’s Affidavits shall be in a form that is acceptable to GC". I am not giving up our bond claim rights without having payment in hand. Job is bonded but we failed to send the required Preliminary Notice. Can you advise a way to proceed? Thank you in advance for any help. Melissa Benson GameTime 256-997-5296 ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 30, 2020
VirginiaLien WaiversMechanics LienPayment Bond
We are a subcontractor and filed a mechanic Lein on a project in Virginia due to payment issues. We're agreed on the final amount. How can we release the lien on the property? Thank you, Nalan Mutlu nalan@unitedstoneandtile.com...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 11, 2020
VirginiaLien ReleasesLien Waivers
The GC is requesting to sign "Partial Payment Release and Indemnity Agreement", even we haven't received the payment now. Can we Waive Rights Before Payment in the Massachusetts state?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentAug 21, 2020
VirginiaLien Waivers
Hi I am the owner representative on a med-large size condo renovation. Prior to my entrance at the request of the owners, they had paid their very inexperienced GC approximately 70% of the contract and they had only completed approximately 29% of the work. Upon my arrival, I immediately began to require all of the paperwork that would be required during the normal course of any construction job. Including lien releases from the GC and all subcontractors. The GC had been working with us and had requested additional payments (still overpaid) for contract change orders that he had not previously billed for, but needed to be reimbursed. He is refusing to provide the lien releases from anyone and expects payment in full to go to him (no joint checks, but also will not provide progress releases from his subs) Is there anywhere in VA Construction law that prohibits the use of Conditional Progress Releases Upon Payment and Unconditional Progress Releases for work that is already completed? Thanks...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJun 5, 2020
VirginiaConstruction AccountingJoint ChecksLien Waivers
I need to sign a Lien Waiver but I want to know if a notary can sign as a witness on the lien waiver? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentApr 22, 2020
VirginiaLien Waivers
I am a supplier providing good to a project in VA. The customer who is the GC, required a payment application be signed before agreeing to make the final payment. The payment app included a waiver as part of the language. We signed the payment application, but stamped it with the words "Do Not Record. This is a Copy." Does that stamp have any impact on whether the waiver is still valid? In other words, can I still file a lien ?...Read More
Anonymous Material Supplier
1 answerAdd commentApr 14, 2020
VirginiaLien WaiversMechanics Lien
I just started my own business and I was asked to sign a lien waiver. What rights does this take away from me...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 17, 2020
VirginiaLien Waivers
We want to find construction WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIEN UPON FINAL PAYMENT form in Virginia. Thank you!...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 6, 2020
VirginiaLien WaiversMechanics Lien
Hello, is it required in the State of Virginia for the lien waiver to be between the contractor and the owner of a property for a commercial office building? For example, if one of our tenants gets a lien waiver from one of their contractors based on their independent third party contract for work within their leased premises, should the Landlord prepare an additional lien waiver between the property owner (Landlord) and the Contractor?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentSep 5, 2019
VirginiaLien Waivers