Monday, September 16, 2013

Idaho Mechanic's Lien

In Idaho, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic's Liens. When an Idaho mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property.

Contractors, as well as subcontractors, design professionals, sub-subcontractors and material suppliers can file an Idaho mechanics lien. Suppliers to suppliers cannot file Idaho construction lien claims.
The filing of an Idaho construction lien must be completed within ninety days after the completion of the labor or services or furnishing of materials, or the cessation of the labor, services or furnishing of materials for any cause.

 In Idaho, oral contracts are sufficient if you have sufficient documentation to show the existence of an agreement or that you performed the work for which you are filing a construction lien.

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