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Rolling Out zlien: Communicating the Benefits

Hall of Claims - July 2016

Posted by Madeline Fortino

7/21/16 10:00 AM

Our monthly review where we recognize amazing customer service and diligence from the greatest in recording, statute, and lien best practices...along with the lackluster. Take a look at who hits bullseye, and who is out of bounds.

This month we look at states that require proof of delivery when filing a mechanics lien. Sending a mechanics lien to other parties, such as the property owner, is sometimes required at the same time or before filing the mechanics lien. A few states require proof that the lien was sent out to conacts in order to even properly file the lien. This month, we examine a state with an incredibly easy proof of delivery method, that makes the process quick and painless. We will also take a look at one state that requires a very arbitrary but time consuming extra step for proving delivery. Hint: it generally involves a mandatory trip to the post office.

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Topics: client success, county recorders

Hall of Claims - June 2016

Posted by Madeline Fortino

6/15/16 11:00 AM

Our monthly review where we recognize amazing customer service and diligence from the greatest in recording, statute, and lien best practices...along with the lackluster. Take a look at who wins gold, and who needs a little practice.

This month we look at a state with incredibly proficient online presence and research tools. Dependable property research is ideal for filing legal documents such as mechanics liens. This state in particular has mostly free and reliable online property research available in most counties. Their strong online presence comes in handy when dealing with one one weird quirk to their statute. We’ll also take a look at one state that misses the mark by requiring very specific property description information. While many counties in this state may have a strong online presence and some dependable research information, many exclude this one very important piece of information through any online support.

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Topics: client success, county recorders

Severe Weather in the South May Cause Delays

Posted by Madeline Fortino

2/23/16 1:31 PM

According to weather.com, severe weather including severe thunderstorms, hail, and tornadoes will be hitting the South on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week (2/23/16-2/24/16). 

Dangerous and uncontrollable weather always means a possible delay in filings and mail distribution across the entire country. This can affect your documents being sent or filed, even if they are not necessarily going to the Southern region. USPS may experience delays in mailing, FedEx can have slowed or halted delivery schedules, and county recorder offices in areas affected by the weather may be closed. We recommend subscribing to service alerts from both USPS and FedEx if you have not already done so. 

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Topics: Best Practices, county recorders

Hall of Claims - February 2016

Posted by Madeline Fortino

2/15/16 12:02 PM

Our monthly review where we recognize amazing customer service and diligence from the greatest in recording, statute, and lien best practices...along with the lackluster. Take a look at who wins gold, and who needs a little practice.

This month we examine two different states with unusual recording practices: one is our MVP for recording claims swiftly with a limited amount of time. The other drops the ball by rejecting liens based on overly-rigorous recording procedures. We recognize the recorders of Texas for processing such a large volume of liens around the 15th of each month. We also take a look at certain dismal recording standards for Arizona that leave many liens rejected for unjust reasons, which can hurt the lien rights of even the most careful claimant.

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Topics: county recorders

Hall of Claims - January 2016

Posted by Madeline Fortino

1/25/16 5:04 PM

Our first monthly review where we recognize amazing customer service and diligence from the greatest in recording, statute, and lien best practices...along with the lackluster. Take a look at who wins gold, and who needs a little practice.

This month we have a tale of two counties. County recorders have a good deal of power over recorded documents, such as mechanics liens. This can leave a lot of room for excellence in customer service, but also room for blunder. Here, we'll take a look at the best: a county recorder who has simplified their state's complicated lien law by introducing e-recording. We'll also reveal the worst: a county recorder who has made a straightforward recording process a headache to deal with.

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Topics: county recorders