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Wisconsin Construction Lien Law Handbook

Product ID: AE0038_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 1-978-57862-651-9

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Find a clear introduction and an excellent resource on construction lien law in one comprehensive volume. In plain English, the Construction Lien Law Handbook addresses the confusing section of the Wisconsin Statutes on perfecting and enforcing liens. It discusses notices and filing deadlines, lienability of work and materials, and priority over liens, among other things, and includes checklists and electronic access to a complete set of forms.

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Part of the Books Unbound Library Collection: Real Estate Law

Find a clear introduction and an excellent resource on construction lien law in one comprehensive volume. In plain English, the Construction Lien Law Handbook addresses the confusing section of the Wisconsin Statutes on perfecting and enforcing liens. It discusses notices and filing deadlines, lienability of work and materials, and priority over liens, among other things, and includes checklists and electronic access to a complete set of forms.

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234+ pp.; 5th ed. 2022-23

Summary of contents

  1. Perfecting a Construction Lien
  2. Owner's Response to a Lien Claim
  3. Related Lien Issues
  • Appendices
  • Tables of Cases
  • Index

Detailed Contents in APPENDICES

I. Construction Lien Master Information List
II. Suggested Lien Forms

A. Private

      1. Prime Contractor Notice of Lien Rights (10-Day Notice)
      2. Subcontractor Identification Notice (60-Day Notice)
      3. Subcontractor Notice of Intention to File Claim for Lien (30-Day Notice)
      4. Prime Contractor Notice of Intention to File Claim for Lien (30-Day Notice)
      5. Prime Contractor Claim for Lien
      6. Subcontractor Claim for Lien
      7. Partial Satisfaction of Claim for Lien
      8. Full Satisfaction of Claim for Lien
      9. Waiver of Construction Lien
      10. Claim for Lien—Private Bonded Project
      11. Construction Lien Foreclosure: Complaint
      12. Construction Lien Foreclosure: Order for Judgment

B. Public

      1. Claim for Public Improvement Lien
      2. Prime Contractor Dispute of Claim for Public Improvement Lien
      3. Public Notice for Payment

C. Surety

      1. Notice of Claim on Payment Bond for Public Project
      2. Private Payment Bond Demand

D. City of Milwaukee

      1. Notice of Claim for City of Milwaukee Public Improvement Lien

III. Checklists

A. Construction Lien Law Checklist

B. Checklist of Important Terms

IV. Procedural Guide to Wisconsin’s Right to Cure in Residential Construction Projects

Regularly updated

The 2022-2023 revision includes a number of changes such as:

  • In 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an opinion in which it discussed construction liens, and waivers thereof, at length
  • The Wisconsin Legislature amended Wis. Stat. § 703.165, which deals with liens for condominiums
  • The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued an opinion in which it discussed whether a prime contractor’s refusal with good cause to pay a disputed amount is a tort

 

All forms in the book have been updated and revised.

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