Answers to License Requirement Questions for Contractors

By D. Jeffrey Craven Originally published in the April/May 2013 edition of Hardwood Floors Magazine. License requirements vary from state to state, so the question “Do I need to be licensed?” isn’t easy to answer. In some states, like Wyoming, New York and Florida, licensure is handled at the local level. Some states have virtually…

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Who Can Record an Arizona Mechanic's Lien?

Who Can Record A Mechanic’s Lien in Arizona?  A lot of people make the assumption that a Mechanic’s Lien refers to an auto mechanic.  The reality is that it has nothing to do with auto mechanics. Mechanic’s Liens are an important way for contractors, suppliers, manterialmen, architects and others who improve real property (land and…

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What is the Purpose of A Mechanic's & Materialmen's Lien?

Below is a video taken from our recent seminar on Arizona’s Mechanic’s Lien laws.  Here, we provide a brief overview of the purpose of a lien. If you would like to learn more, please contact us to find out when our next seminar will be held.  Or you can schedule a consultation to discuss your…

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Five Things A Contractor Can Do To Help Secure Payment

At some point every contractor, whether residential licensed or commercially  licensed, has completed a project only to have the project owner fail to pay claiming the work was incomplete, was of poor workmanship or that the Contractor overcharged them.  There are several easy steps an Arizona contractor can do to protect their ability to collect…

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