When May a Subcontractor Lien (Residential v Commercial)?

Today’s post is another installment from last November’s Arizona Lien Law Seminar.  In this installment we talk about the difference between residential and commercial projects and how that affects subcontractor lien rights. As a subcontractor on a residential project in Arizona, you ONLY have lien rights if you have a contract directly with the owner. …

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Court of Appeals (Div 1) Rules That Prompt Pay Act Does Not Apply To Architects

In RSP Architects v. Five Star Devel’p Resort Communities , the Court ruled that Arizona’s Prompt Pay Statute (A.R.S. 32-1129.01), does not apply to a contract for architectural services.  The prompt pay statute provides a mechanism to protect contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers  from non-payment.  The statute sets forth scheme that governs when payment is due.  For…

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