Texas Property Code § 53.253. Derivative Claimant:  Notice for Specially Fabricated Items

(a) If specially fabricated materials have not been delivered to the property or incorporated in the residential construction project, the claimant who specially fabricates material for incorporation in the residential construction project must give notice under this section for the lien to be valid.

(b) Once the specially fabricated materials have been delivered, the claimant must give notice under Section 53.252 .

(c) The claimant must give the owner or reputed owner notice not later than the 15th day of the second month after the month in which the claimant receives and accepts the order for the material.  If the indebtedness is incurred by a person other than the original contractor, the claimant must also give notice within that time to the original contractor.

(d) The notice must contain:

(1) a statement that the order has been received and accepted;  and

(2) the price of the order.

(e) The notice must be sent by registered or certified mail to the last known business or residence address of the owner or the reputed owner or the original contractor, as applicable.

(f) The lien of a claimant who accepts an order but fails to give notice under this section is valid as to delivered items if the claimant has given notice under Section 53.252 .


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