Washington Lien Waivers Questions

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We've recently been asked by our GC to onboard, in order to receive our pay requests. This is a third party lien collecting company, who holds money in a trust (?) and then releases payment once an unconditional is signed. Is this safe? Legal? to have Subcontractors sign their unconditional BEFORE payment is fully received?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentOct 8, 2020
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I have a lien that has had half of it paid off. I want to release one person and leave another still on the hook without affecting the person who has paid their share. Is there a way to transfer the lien and use a different piece of property or even garnishment or something?...Read More
Anonymous Architect / Engineer
2 answersAdd commentJul 14, 2020
WashingtonCollectionsLien WaiversMechanics LienRetainage
Hello. I am the homeowner on a large project. I had a contractor who hired sub contractors. I thought that we were on the same page, that we would get a Lien Waver, from each subcontractor, BEFORE we submitted FINAL PAYMENT to the major contractor. They are acting as if they do not know what a Lien waver or Release of Lien is. They gave me one to sign. I thought it was the SUBCONTRACTORS who needed to sign ? Please help? Thank you....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
4 answersAdd commentMay 25, 2020
WashingtonLien Waivers
I am an electrical subcontractor, and I am wondering what we can add on to our liens. Can we add the lien fees to our lien? Can we add a percentage for costs of collections? We have a client that owes us $200K, and I want to add as much as possible, as they have been holding our money for months. Thank you!...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentMay 7, 2020
WashingtonLien Waivers
my customer appeared to have finished a project so i provided the GC with a Final Uncond waiver in Nov. i now see that they had another rental machine from us on this project for a few weeks in Feb. Do i need to resend the Notice to the Property Owner? this Feb work was all part of the original contract according to the GC. thank you ...Read More
Anonymous Equipment Lessor
1 answerAdd commentMar 11, 2020
WashingtonLien WaiversPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
My question is regarding Pre-lien notices for Sub-Tiers on a project in WA. We have a sub contractor that has around 34 sub-tiers and 8 of them have filed Pre-Lien notices do we need to collect all 34 or just the 8? ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
3 answersAdd commentSep 1, 2019
WashingtonLien WaiversMechanics LienPreliminary NoticeRight to Lien
Can the subcontractor's sub lien me if the subcontractor signed a conditional lien waiver and received the payment? We received a lien from the subcontractor's sub but we paid the subcontractor. The subcontractor didn't pay the sub ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentFeb 17, 2020
WashingtonLien Waivers
Our contract reads that we agree not to file an intent to lein and if we do we will be responsible for any legal costs to remove it. Is this legal to do? ...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
1 answerAdd commentJan 10, 2020
WashingtonConstruction ContractLien Waivers
In your Three Steps to Get Paid on Construction Projects, it says that only 3 states say the Lien Release must be notarized, Washington State was not listed as one. Yet, above, it says... The statement must be notarized....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 11, 2019
WashingtonLien WaiversMechanics Lien
We are a Financial Consulting Firm in California and provide Financial reports. We do not have any lien rights and we are doing work for a company in Washington. They are trying to enforce us to sign a Washington lien release even though we have provided our Attorney Letter stating that we are not required to sign in order to receive payment. Is that Legal?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 27, 2019
WashingtonLien Waivers
We are a GC in the State of Washington and we work on both apartment complexes and neighborhood developments. We have usually sent 1 waiver that lists all lots or units worked on by the single vendor, but we are curious to know if that should be split up for legal purposes?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
1 answerAdd commentDec 4, 2019
WashingtonLien Waivers
customer is making give them a waiver of lien before they will pay. we pay when we get paid. Can they do this?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentNov 8, 2019
WashingtonLien WaiversNotice of Intent to Lien
We have completed a job and it has come time for the contractor to pay us our retention. The main contract between the owner and the contractor (which we are bound to) states that the owner will not release retention until the contractor sends them signed unconditional lien waivers from all subcontractors. I do not want to sign an unconditional when I have not yet received a check. How can they require this?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentMar 1, 2018
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