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Old 06-24-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Georgia has a CONSTRUCTION LIEN LAW whereby, as in Florida evidently, a subcontractor or a materials seller such as Lowes, who is not paid by your contractor can attach a lien on your property. In other words, as a homeowner, you have to make sure that your contractor is tending to business or else you get messed up and over.

Check out this under the Jacksonville, Fl forum. It is fascinating. I know of mechanic's liens and I suspect Georgia has CONSTRUCTION LIENs. I just never considered the issue and I have been thinking about some remodeling on our home.


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Old 06-25-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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I googled the subject and yes, my own state does have a Construction Lien Law. This information has made me reassess hiring any contractor to do any sort of work on my property. I realized a contractor could file a lien, mechanic's lien, but had no idea one of his subcontractors and suppliers could also do it. It is a very complex law and there is nothing favoring the property owner. It very much protects everyone else but you.
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Does anyone know if Georgia has a CONSTRUCTION LIEN LAW whereby, as in Florida evidently, a subcontractor or a materials seller such as Lowes, who is not paid by your contractor can attach a lien on your property. In other words, as a homeowner, you have to make sure that your contractor is tending to business or else you get messed up and over.

Check out this under the Jacksonville, Fl forum. It is fascinating. I know of mechanic's liens and I suspect Georgia has CONSTRUCTION LIENs. I just never considered the issue and I have been thinking about some remodeling on our home.


A mechanics lien is as you described.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: doerun, ga
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i think they only have 6 months to file it.
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