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Recording Mechanic’s Liens By Mail In Los Angeles County

Those unable to personally deliver Mechanic’s Liens to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office may be surprised by the long turn-around-time. Currently, it takes 4-6 weeks from the time the Lien is received until it is recorded. Additionally, it takes another 4-6 weeks for them to mail the original paperwork back to you, and neither the Lien document nor the Indexing Information are available on the web.

On the bright side, a Conforming Copy of the original document can be sent to you within 2 weeks after recordation. Conforming Copies are non-certified copies on a lien that have all of the indexing information: Document number, date & time of recording, etc. There is no extra fee if you include an additional copy of the notice and an additional Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. Be sure to indicate that you are requesting a Conforming Copy.

For more information about all California County Recorders, click here.

New TEXAS Waiver And Release Notices Ready For January 1, 2012

Effective January 1, 2012, pursuant to subchapter L, Chapter 53, TEXAS Property Code, statutory forms are required for any waiver and release of a lien or payment bond claim. An excellent reference for these changes can be found on the TEXAS Construction Association website at the following link: http://www.texcon.org/index.php/resources

The following notices have significant new updates:
-Conditional Waiver And Release Upon Final Payment
-Conditional Waiver And Release Upon Progress Payment
-Unconditional Waiver And Release Upon Final Payment
-Unconditional Waiver And Release Upon Progress Payment

Current customers EAST TEXAS REFRIGERATION and LEHIGH-HANSON gave us external reminders recently about the upcoming change. While we are always working hard to proactively be informed about pending law changes, I always appreciate that our customers expect our software solution to work reliably and be legal so that they can count on it when needed.

The new PreLien2Lien V. 16.01.01, to be released on Friday, December 30th, will have these notices in the software. Word document versions for $12.95 each were uploaded to our online store today.

Use of a Notary for these Waivers is highly suggested. Additionally, use of added language, through dates, special instructions, invoice numbers and other added text is strongly discouraged, as any variation in text will deviate from the statuatory language. While you might not have a problem 99% of the time, the time your added language gets challenged in a lawsuit could make you learn a very difficult lesson. Our opinion is always to keep a document as clean, brief and statuatory as possible. Don’t give someone an opening to challenge you.

New Facebook Marketing Initiative

TRADITION SOFTWARE is now on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TraditionSoftware). After our annual year end all company meeting, Software Development Manager Miriam Liskin and our new Inside Sales Manager, Amanda St. Germain, took joint ownership of this project.

I have to admit, I had resisted going on Facebook since it was talked about seriously in our 2010 all company meeting. The current reality is that most successful companies are now employing extensive new media marketing. Using Facebook as a way to communicate with a new base of PreLien2Lien customers and sales prospects only makes us more effective in being both reachable and accountable to anyone who has an interest in TRADITION SOFTWARE.

New HQ for TRADITION SOFTWARE

TRADITION SOFTWARE has moved it’s HQ to a larger location in nearby Rocklin, CA in order to accomodate anticipated future growth.

Our former space in Roseville was an excellent home for four years. But we felt that with the growth of our TRADITION NOTICE SERVICES division, we needed a new location that would give us the flexibility to allow those employees to work together as a self contained team. The PreLien2Lien and TraditionInk.com sales and support employees will continue to work within the HQ office.

Additionally, we wanted to be a leader here in Placer County for upstart new companies, so we have formed the SIERRA TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR. All divisions under TRADITION SOFTWARE will be members of the newly formed SIERRA TECHNOLOGY INCUBATOR. Prospective entrepreneurs will have free access onsite to the conference room and startup experience that I have accumulated over my twenty five (25) year career, mostly with startups.

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