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The following parties have mechanics lien rights in Georgia: mechanics of all sorts who have taken no personal security for work done or materials furnished, contractors, subcontractors, materialmen to contractors or subcontractors, laborers, registered architects, registered surveyors, registered professional engineers, contractors/subcontractors/materialmen furnishing material to subcontractors, machinists/manufacturers of machinery, equipment rentors. Unlicensed parties who are required to be licensed by state law are not entitled to mechanics lien protection.
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Georgia's lien laws contain some gray areas, and you have just asked a question which falls into such a gray area; thus, no one can give you a definite answer without knowing more facts. There is a general requirement that Georgia lien claimants must be licensed if their field requires licensing. In fact, contractors requiring license under O.C.G.A.43-41-1et seq. must be licensed in order to take advantage of the benefits of Georgia's lien statutes. However, as with most laws, there are exceptions. There may be a possible exception, for example, for a contractor who is, technically, required to be licensed, but the license requirement is based upon a revenue generating licensing fee (as opposed to a contractor who is required to be licensed in order to protect the public interest by providing a minimum competency or safety level). Thus, you need to meet with a Georgia construction lawyer to help you navigate these waters.
If I read your question a different way, however, you may be asking whether construction professionals other than general contractors or subcontractors may file liens. Georgia's lien statutes address this and allows certain others such as architects, land surveyors, equipment rental companies and others to also file liens. Below, we have attached an article which lists all of the categories.
Thus, you should probably talk with a Georgia construction lawyer about your specific situation.
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Under Georgia law a contractor or supplier who contributed to the improvement to the real property is entitled to file a lien, so long as it is filed within 90 days of last providing services or materials to the project. The lienor does not have to have direct contact with the property owner.
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