New Washington State Law Regarding Public Works Projects

This past summer a new law took effect in Washington that will make it easier and more appealing for a general contractor to accept a smaller public works project. Until now, if a general contractor was performing work with a total contract value equal to or less than $35,000 or less, the public body would…

Make Sure You’re Signing the Correct Lien Waiver Form!

By Rebecca Bowers and Ted Levy Many of Levy · von Beck & Associates’ clients receive weekly requests from general contractors to provide lien waivers in exchange for payment. Exchanging waivers for payment can be one of the quickest strategies for sub trades to receive payment of invoices and is often essential once a preliminary…

Is Contractor Registration Required on Washington Public Works Projects?

  Washington law is clear as to who may assert a private works lien claim, which is contained in RCW 60.04.021: “…any person furnishing labor, professional services, materials, or equipment for the improvement of real property shall have a lien upon the improvement for the contract price of labor, professional services, materials, or equipment furnished…

Is the lessee a required party when sending a preliminary notice?

By Rebecca Bowers and Ted Levy The three most fundamental questions surrounding the mailing of a preliminary notice (ada Notice to Owner, Notice of Furnishing, Notice to Contractor, Right to Lien) are:  A) Who must receive the notice? B) when must it be mailed?  C) What are the required contents of the notice?  For this…