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When is a “Final Construction Lien Release” Really Final?

We know that prudent practice dictates that when payment is made for construction work and/or materials, the party making payment1 (payor) should obtain a release of payment claims for the work and/or materials being paid.2 In addition, if payment is made to a contractor, subcontractor, or sub-subcontractor, releases from people furnishing labor or materials under the payee should also furnish releases to the extent of the payment being made, particularly if those people have served a notice to owner. Lienors are statutorily obliged to execute partial releases when receiving money. Continue reading

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