Payment Bond Claims

Miller Act Bond Claims in VirginiaThe Federal Miller Act and the Virginia “Little Miller Act” are great tools that Virginia construction professionals can use on Federal and State construction projects.  Particularly in today’s construction marketplace, construction subcontractors and suppliers are bidding on more government work to which these statutes apply.  This page compiles the various Construction Law Musings relating to construction bond claims and other construction surety and bonding issues.

Payment Bond Claim Notice Requires More than Mailing

It’s been a while since I posted something new relating to Virginia’s “Little Miller Act” and its various notice requirements for a subcontractor to make a payment bond claim. I have posted on the basics of a Virginia payment bond claim previously here at Musings.  One of these basics is the 90 day notice requirement…

Discussions of Changes in Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Law at ZLien

Once again I get to thank Scott Wolfe (@scottwolfejr) over at Zlien for an opportunity to guest post.  This time around it is on the soon to be implemented changes to the Virginia law as it relates to contractual waivers of lien and bond claim rights. Here’s a taste of the post over at Scott’s…

Update Relating to SB891 and Bond Claim Waivers

Several bills were passed and will go into effect on July 1, 2015 that affect the construction industry here in Virginia.  The most interesting of these was an amendment to the mechanic’s lien statutes relating to waivers of lien rights. As I posted in March, SB891 amended the mechanic’s lien statute, Va. Code Section 43-3,…

July 1, 2015 Statutory Changes Affecting Virginia Contractors and Subcontractors

As always seems to be the case, this year, as in others, the Virginia General Assembly has seen fit to “tweak” a few construction related statutes.  All of these changes will go into effect on July 1, 2015. The big one, and one that I posted about a while back is the change to the…