No. Unfortunately Texas Easy Lien currently is designed to create bond claim documents only for projects owned by the State of Texas.
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“Residential Construction Project” is very narrowly defined. It is a project for the construction or repair or remodel of a residence that includes an agreement with an owner. The term ‘owner’ refers to a person or persons who are actually going to own and occupy the property. Due to the narrow definition of Residential Construction Project, most projects qualify as commercial or private construction projects rather than residential projects. Generally the following projects do qualify as residential construction projects:
- Custom home projects (only if the home is already owned by the person who will occupy it),
- Remodeling projects (only if the owner actually resides in that property),
- Additions to an existing home (only if the owner actually lives in that property),
- Pre-purchased homes (a home that at the time of construction, was owned by the person who will live in it).
A Mechanic’s Lien Affidavit is a document used by contractors, suppliers, and any person that is not getting paid for the labor, services or materials delivered to a construction project. A mechanic’s lien, protects claimants by asserting rights against the actual real property (real estate) for the unpaid work or services performed on that specific property. Depending on where you are located, a Mechanic’s Lien Affidavit can also be referred as “Project Lien”, “Construction Lien” and even “Contractors Lien”.
A bond can be considered as a promise made by a surety (insurance) to fulfill the obligation of payment according to the terms of a contract. Since liens are not allowed on publicly owned property. To protect contractors, the law provides for subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers to file claim against a bond furnished by the general contractor.
If the general (prime) contractor did not provide the bond information at the time of entering into the contract, you should request it verbally or on writing as soon as possible. Bond claims and liens have very similar deadlines and requirements having all the necessary information at hand is of utmost importance. If you still don’t get the bond information, in most cases you can get it requesting it to the project owner. If you have the bonding company information but not the bond number, you can still file a bond claim.
No, you do not need to have a written contract to file a bond claim. The content of the claim will change depending if you have a written or an oral agreement and the documents prepared by Texas Easy Lien provide the required information.