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Liens for Maintenance and Snow Removal

In Utah, lien rights are limited to work which is done for the alternation, repair, or improvement of property.  Often, landscape contractors and others who do maintenance work want to file liens for the work that they have done.  Since maintenance work does not qualify for liens, nor does snow removal, we often have contractors call and ask whether they can get paid for maintenance work.  Of course, the answer is: no.  But, even though a construction lien cannot be used for maintenance or snow removal, a judgment lien can. 
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Problems With Continuing Education

On Monday, September 24th, 2012, the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing filed a notice of agency action against a company called PELLCO CEU, which is an out of state continuing education provider.   PELLCO CEU has sent packets of material to several contractors in the state, including plumbers, electricians, and others, claiming that completion of the courses will allow the individual notice, PELLCO CEU filed inaccurate information with the division and made unsubstantiated claims in its materials.  Therefore, DOPL is seeking to rescind the approval for the continuing education classes and rescind PELLCO CEU’s authority to be able to offer continuing education within the state.
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Small Claims Court

When contractors and suppliers are furnishing labor and materials to a property owner, they can ignore the SCR prelien process and use judgment liens to secure payment rather than construction liens.  Judgment liens are only available on the property of the owner, and are available after a judgment is received.  The quickest and simplest way to get a judgment is in small claims court.  In Utah,  you can get a small claims judgment for up to $10,000.00.  The forms and process for using small claims are available on the Utah State Courts website.  

FREE LIVE Webinars

Don't miss out on LienCounsel's weekly webinars.  There are various topics being taught, including:
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Last Chance for Dana's CE Credit Class

CONTRACTOR CONTINUING EDUCATIONNew Lien Laws and SCR Updates - Attorney Dana Farmer3 hours Core CreditCritical Decision Making for Contractors - Dr. Robert Holley3 hours Professional December  16, 20119:00AM-Noon (Lunch will be provided) 1:00PM-4:00PMPlease be on time - registration will begin at 8:30AM and 12:30PMClass will start PROMPTLY and doors will close at 9:00AM and 1:00PM.Weber State UniversityDavis Campus  Room1102750 N. University Park Blvd.Layton, UT 84041.For Directions go to : http://apps.weber.edu/templates/display_dropdown_wide.aspx?ID=54209.$1 5 0.00/ Person Pre -Register with Payment$1 8 0.00/Person At Door - class space is limited, you may be turned away at the door .****Absolutely NO Refund****In order to receive credit you will be required to attend the entire class. Special note: ALL phones will be required to be TURNED OFF during the class or you risk being expelled from the class, and will receive NO credit and NO refund.To register and pay callMisty Jensen at 801-436-5949.

FREE LIVE Webinars

Every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Dana Farmer will host a FREE Webinar on various topics.  The first Webinar will be on Tuesday, November 8th and will be the first in a two part series on the State Construction Registery. 
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