Texas Property Code - Section 53.107. Notice Relating To Termination Of Work Or Abandonment Of Performance By Original Contractor Or Owner
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§ 53.107. NOTICE RELATING TO TERMINATION OF WORK OR ABANDONMENT OF PERFORMANCE BY ORIGINAL CONTRACTOR OR OWNER. (a) Not later than the 10th day after the date an original contract is terminated or the original contractor abandons performance under the original contract, the owner shall give notice to each subcontractor who, before the date of termination or abandonment, has: (1) given notice to the owner as provided by Section 53.056, 53.057, or 53.058; or (2) sent to the owner by certified or registered mail a written request for notice of termination or abandonment. (b) The notice must contain: (1) the name and address of the owner; (2) the name and address of the original contractor; (3) a description, legally sufficient for identification, of the real property on which the improvements are located; (4) a general description of the improvements agreed to be furnished under the original contract; (5) a statement that the original contract has been terminated or that performance under the contract has been abandoned; (6) the date of the termination or abandonment; and (7) a conspicuous statement that a claimant may not have a lien on the retained funds unless the claimant files an affidavit claiming a lien not later than the 30th day after the date of the termination or abandonment. (c) A notice sent in compliance with this section on or before the 10th day after the date of termination or abandonment is prima facie evidence of the date the original contract was terminated or work was abandoned for purposes of this subchapter. (d) A subcontractor who fails to file a lien affidavit in the time prescribed by Section 53.103(2) has a lien to the extent authorized under this subchapter if: (1) the subcontractor otherwise complies with this chapter; and (2) the owner did not provide the subcontractor notice as required by this section. (e) This section does not apply to a residential construction project. Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 1003, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2005.
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