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A. A stop notice shall be discharged when:
(1) the claim has been satisfied and the claimant has notified the construction lender, if any, and the owner, if applicable, that the claim has been satisfied pursuant to Subsection C of this section; or
(2) time for filing pursuant to Subsection A of Section 9 of the Stop Notice Act has expired without suit being filed; or
(3) the original contractor gives the construction lender, if any, or the owner, if applicable, a bond one and one-quarter times the amount of the claim stated in the stop notice. The original contractor shall be the principal on the bond, and the bond shall have good and sufficient sureties executed by a corporate surety company. The bond shall protect the subcontractor or the materialman against damages that may be incurred by them by reason of nonpayment of a claim as adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction.
B. If a claim has been satisfied pursuant to this section then the claimant shall give notice of the satisfaction to the construction lender, if any, and the owner, if applicable.
C. A claim satisfied notice shall not be effective unless it contains at least the same information as required in the stop notice including a statement signed by the claimant stating that the claim has been satisfied and the claimant agrees to discharge the stop notice.
D. A claimant is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be sentenced in accordance with Section 31-19-1 NMSA 1978 if he fails to deliver a claim satisfied notice to all persons who received a bonded stop notice, in accordance with this section, within ten days from the date the claim was satisfied.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 48. Liens and Mortgages § 48-2A-10. Claim satisfied notice; procedure; contents; penalty - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-48-liens-and-mortgages/nm-st-sect-48-2a-10.html
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