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WYOMING gets new notices, custom template technology (CTT)

I would like to see more of Laramie, WY than two brief overnight stays at the Holiday Inn off 30th Street that hosted me as I drove cross country on Highway 80 from Batavia, IL to San Jose, CA in 1992.

Thirty-five (35) WYOMING notices were entirely re-written in PreLien2Lien this month. They also have (CTT) Custom Template Technology, enabling each template notice to be customized for a one-time $50 fee.

Both General/Prime Contractors and Subcontractors in WYOMING have mandatory 1st notices they must deliver at the start of a construction related improvement. WYOMING Statutes § 29-2-110 mandate that a Notice To Owner must be served by the Prime Contractor or Subcontractor to the Owner within thirty (30) days after first furnishing construction related labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools to a jobsite. Furthermore, on all private (commercial or residential) projects where the General/Prime Contractor’s contract is for $50,000 or greater, WYOMING Statutes § 29-2-111 mandate that a Notice Of Right To Claim A Lien must be served by Subcontractor or materialman to the General/Prime Contractor within sixty (60) days after first furnishing construction related labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools to a private (commercial or residential) or public (city, county, state or authority) jobsite.

General/Prime/Sub Contractors (Private Projects):  WYOMING Statutes §§ 29-1-301; 29-2-106 mandate that you have 90 days (Subcontractors) or 120 days (General Contractors) to file a Lien Statement (Mechanic’s Lien) in the county at the County Clerks office where the project occurred after the last day labor was provided at a jobsite or materials were delivered. All legal parties must be notified by Certified Mail or personal delivery of the recorded Lien Statement. A Lien Statement must be perfected through a foreclosure action at the Superior Court in the county where the project is located within 180 days of the Lien Statement being recorded.

GOOGLE Site Search added to TraditionSoftware.com website

There is always a business challenge when faced with picking a technology company that will become the branded partner for your company and its products. An example is our use of the industry standard Installshield Windows installer for PreLien2Lien. It is well respected by the majority of professional IT people who either use it by default when installing software or like TRADITION SOFTWARE licenses it for use in their products.

Our company reached a decision recently to add a licensed GOOGLE custom search button to all 600+ pages of the TraditionSoftware.com website.  After paying the yearly Annual Subscripton fee, it took a half day of myself and Miriam Liskin playing around with the HTML that exists for the search button and finding the right permanent home on our website so that it could appear in the same location across our 600+ content pages that currently comprise the site.

I have test the results, and will say the accuracy has been very solid. Perhaps the greatest benefit lies in the fact that you articulate what sites you would like queried. For us, it is our main site, the ecommerce section that has 200+ products for purchase and this blog.

NORTH CAROLINA Stop Notice and Lien combined for Subcontractors

A change was made today in PreLien2Lien for NORTH CAROLINA that affects Subcontractors. Since they should be delivered jointly, the Claim of Lien On Real Property (Subcontractor) that is recorded is now combined with a Notice Of Claim of Lien By First, Second Or Third Tier Subcontractor/ Supplier (in essence, a Stop Notice of money from the funds source to the General Contractor.

Subcontractors (Private Projects): NORTH CAROLINA General Statutes §§ 44A-20(d), 44A-23 mandates that a Claim of Lien On Real Property (Subcontractor) be filed within one hundred twenty (120) days of last providing labor or materials for a project. It must be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the project is located. The Claim of Lien On Real Property must then be enforced through a lawsuit within one hundred eighty (180) days of last providing labor or material for a project.

Delivered jointly with a recorded Claim of Lien On Real Property (Subcontractor) is a Notice Of Claim of Lien By First, Second Or Third Tier Subcontractor/Supplier. NORTH CAROLINA General Statutes § 44A-19(b) mandates that it be sent to the property owner and any other legal parties on the project (General/Prime Contractor, Lender, Customer. It does not need to be filed with the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county where the project is located. There is no time limit to enforce through a lawsuit a Notice Of Claim of Lien By First, Second Or Third Tier Subcontractor/Supplier. The Owner or party owning the money for the project has an obligation to withhold payment to the General/Prime Contractor until the Lien Claimant’s payment is satisfied.

VIRGINIA Memorandum For Mechanic’s Lien Claim is improved

The VIRGINIA Memorandum For Mechanic’s Lien Claim (GC, Sub, Sub-Sub) notice was improved today. A good suggestion from a power user in PA gave us the idea to create separate data entry values for the Property Type and Legal Property Description. This update is included in V. 12.12.01 R.04.1911, available for download from the Software Downloads link of our website.

General/Prime Contractors (Private Projects): VIRGINIA Code Annotated § 43-5 mandates that a notarized Memorandum For Mechanic’s Lien Claim must be recorded by General/Prime Contractors no later than ninety (90) consecutive calendar days of last providing labor, services, equipment or materials at a project. It is recorded at the Clerk’s office of the Circuit Court in the city or county where a project you provided labor, services, equipment or materials is located.

Subcontractors (Private Projects): VIRGINIA Code Annotated § 43-8 mandates that a notarized Memorandum For Mechanic’s Lien Claim must be recorded by General/Prime Contractors no later than ninety (90) consecutive calendar days of last providing labor, services, equipment or materials at a project. It is recorded at the Clerk’s office of the Circuit Court in the city or county where a project you provided labor, services, equipment or materials is located.

Sub-Subcontractors (Private Projects): VIRGINIA Code Annotated § 43-10 mandates that a notarized Memorandum For Mechanic’s Lien Claim must be recorded by General/Prime Contractors no later than ninety (90) consecutive calendar days of last providing labor, services, equipment or materials at a project. It is recorded at the Clerk’s office of the Circuit Court in the city or county where a project you provided labor, services, equipment or materials is located.

DYMO label printing a new feature for PreLien2Lien

Over the Thanksgiving holiday break I got on my computer more than I would have liked to. I tasked Miriam Liskin, Software Development Manager for TRADITION SOFTWARE, the project of adding the capability of PreLien2Lien to print to DYMO desktop label printers. I drafted a goal of January 2009 for this new feature to be both developed and implemented successfully.

To my pleasant surprise she got done in two days a fully functioning DYMO print button on each of the legal party tabs to print a individual label. She also designed a DYMO mass print option from the LABELS drop down menu, and a DYMO print menu in the CURRENT JOBS view that prints labels for only those legal parties entered for the current PROJECT being viewed.

DYMO’s printers can be purchased from most office supply retailers for around $200. TraditionInk.com, a Division of TRADITION SOFTWARE, has the LabelWriter Twin Turbo available for online purchase for only $184.99. Easy postage and mailing label print capability is included via a USB connection to your PC.

I can’t say enough good things about Miriam and what she has meant for the development and subsequent improvement of PreLien2Lien. Smart people like her can be tough to find sometimes, but if you surround yourself with as many of them as you can find, success will often result.

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