Bond or Lien Claim-Public Work

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Description: Notice of Bond Claim and 45 Day Demand.

Scope: State of Alabama, Public Works.

Time Constraints: If you have not been paid after 45 days from the last furnishing, send copies of the Notice of Bond Claim and 45 Day Demand to the public entity and the bonding company.The bonding company has 45 days to respond with payment in full. After that 45-day period, if you have not been paid, you may file suit on the bond.

Perfection: Suit on the bond may occur any time after the 45-day grace period, but within 1 year from the date of final completion of the project. The usual remedy is file to enforce all claims in one suit (see below, Procedures). In any case, we strongly recommend that your attorney handle the enforcement actions to perfect your lien claims.

Information Requirements: Program information and information for Exhibits A-D, any additional costs as to legal fees, court costs and interest charges (don't pass these up. Estimate if necessary. Public entities and sureties will reserve only for the amount you claim!), and the county of the state where the recording will be made.

Form Types: Notice of Bond Claim and 45 Day Demand and Exhibit's A-D, if needed.

Procedures: Prepare your documents using the required information. Serve the Notice of Bond Claim and 45 Day Demand immediately on the public entities and sureties.

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