Lien Fundamentals & Contracts
Utah Mechanic's Lien Quiz
1. A mechanic's lien gives the lien holder:
A. The right to be paid only if the property is sold
B. The ability to force the property into foreclosure
C. A payment guarantee for qualifying work
D. Both A and C
2. General contractors and subcontractors have lien rights, but material suppliers do not have lien rights.
3. The Utah State Construction Registry (SCR) website is an optional forum that notifies parties of contractors working on any given project.
4. The SCR is intended to be used only by contractors.
5. Which of the following work and services are given lien rights in Utah (check all that apply)?
A. Preparing an estimate for work
B. Survey staking
C. Supplying nails and fasteners
D. Construction observation
E. Finish carpentry
G. Architectural design and drawings (before construction has commenced)
H. Providing rental equipment
I. Project management time
6. Utah law allows for mechanic's liens to be filed against public projects.
7. To preserve mechanic's lien rights, a claimant must file a Preliminary Notice on the SCR within how many days of its first work?
A. 5 days
B. 20 days
C. 90 days
D. 180 days
E. None of the above
8. If you are a general contractor on a private project (residential or commercial) you must file a Notice of Commencement on the SCR.
9. A property's physical address is sufficient to identify it for purposes of filing a notice on the SCR.
10. A mechanic's lien must be filed with the county recorder's office within how many days after final completion of work?
A. 30 days
B. 60 days
C. 90 days
D. 120 days
E. 180 days
11. Utah's lien recovery fund protects homeowners from subcontractors' liens even if they don't pay the general contractor in full.
12. A contractor is not required to be licensed to become a member of the lien recovery fund.
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