Texas Construction Law Services
Contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers must file an affidavit in the property records containing specific information and about the work or materials provided on the project and the amount of money that has not been paid.
Send a Pre-Lien Notice Letter
The Texas property code requires subcontractors to send a pre-lien notice letter before they can file a lien. This letter must be sent to specific parties by certified mail and must contain specific information about the project and the amount claimed.
Make a Bond Claim
Bonded projects and public projects require a bond claim in place of a lien. On these projects the contractor or material supplier must submit a claim to the bond company. The process is similar to filing a lien in that an affidavit containing specific information about the claim must be sent by certified mail to the bond company. A pre-claim notice letter must also be sent in many situations.
Pre-Claim Notice Letter on Public Projects
The Texas Government Code requires contractors to send a pre-claim notice letter on public projects. This letter must be sent to specific parties by certified mail and contain specific information about the labor or materials supplied to the project and the amount owed.
Miller Act Bond Claim on Federal Projects
The Miller Act requires a specific clam process for contractors, subcontractors or material suppliers who don’t get paid on a Federal project.
Sometimes a clients situation calls for a demand letter. In these cases the price will depend on the complexity of the case and scope of the letter. Ask for pricing.