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    Kansas Mechanics Lien Frequently Asked Questions

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    What is a Kansas mechanics' lien Claim?

    In Kansas, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic's Liens. When a Kansas mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Kansas construction liens filed with regard to public projects attach to the funds held by the public owner.

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    Who can file a Kansas mechanics' lien Claim?

    Contractors, as well as subcontractors, design professionals, sub-subcontractors and material suppliers can file a Kansas construction lien.  If a company supplies material to a material supplier, they are not eligible to file a Kansas mechanics lien claim.

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    Are pre-lien notices for a Kansas mechanics' lien Claim required?

    On owner occupied single or double family residential projects, claimants that do not have a contract with the owner must provide the owner with a warning statement prior to filing a Kansas mechanics' lien . Additionally, on new double or single family residential projects, subcontractors must file a notice of intent to perform prior to the recording of the deed effecting passage of title.

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    When should a Kansas mechanics' lien Claim be filed?

    Claimants who have a contract with the owner must file a Kansas mechanics' lien statement within four months after the day on which the lien claimant last performed labor or furnished materials. Claimants who do not have a contract with the owner must file a Kansas mechanics' lien statement within three months after the day on which the lien claimant last performed labor or furnished materials.

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    How much does it cost to file a Kansas mechanics' lien Claim?

    LienItNow.com prepares, files Kansas mechanics' liens for a fee of $290.00. Service of the lien is not included in this price, but LienItNow.com will have the lien served for an additional charge.

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    Do I need a written contract in order to file a Kansas Mechanics Lien Claim?

    No.  Oral contracts are sufficient if you have sufficient documentation to show the existence of an agreement or that you performed the work for which you are filing a Kansas construction lien.

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    How does filing a Kansas mechanics' lien Claim help me get my money?

    On a private project, the Kansas mechanics' lien places an encumbrance on the property that makes it difficult to resell or re-finance the property without first removing the lien.

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    What is a Kansas Stop Notice and why should it be filed

    LienItNow.com prepares and serves Kansas Stop Notices for a fee of $125.00.  A Stop Notice is a notification that has the ability to enhance the effectiveness of a mechanic's lien. A Stop Notice, or a notice to withhold funds, is sent to the company that is financing or funding the construction funds for a project. Once that company receives the Stop Notice, that company has notice that it should withhold sufficient money to satisfy the stop notice claim. The purpose of the Stop Notice is to provide the lender, financiers or funders of the construction project notice that there is money owed to a contractor, subcontractor or supplier so that an inquiry can be made as to why that money is not being paid.

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    What is a Kansas Amendment to a mechanics' lien Claim?

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Kansas Amendments to mechanics' lien Claims for a fee of $250.00.  Amendments to a mechanics' lien claim are often needed when something about the lien claim changes.  Common changes to a lien claim are increases or reductions in the amount due to the lienor, or a change to the last date of work.

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    When should a Kansas Discharge of mechanics' lien claim be filed?

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Kansas Discharges of mechanics' lien Claims for a fee of $85.00.  Once the lienor has been paid the amount contained in its lien claim, or has come to an agreement that requires the lien claim to be removed from the property records, a Discharge of mechanics' lien Claim should be filed.

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    How much does it cost to file a Kansas Extension of a mechanics' lien Claim?

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves notices of extension of mechanics' lien Claims for a fee of $85.00. The filing an extension of the mechanics' lien claim permits the claimant an extra month to file a lien claim, except for lien claims to be filed on residential property.

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    Can I file a Bond Claim on a Kentucky Project?

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Kansas Bond Claims for a fee of $275.00.  Bond claims can only be filed on a project where the owner, contractor or subcontractor has obtained a payment bond to ensure that every contractor receives payment for the work performed on the Project.  The payment bonds issued by sureties for construction projects have specific timing requirements, but most require claimants to submit claims against the bond within sixty to ninety days from the claimants' last date of work.  Bond claims are as or more effective than a lien claim because the payment bond acts as a guarantee that payment will be made for work properly completed.

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    Do I need to file a Pre-Notice to make a claim against a Kentucky payment bond?

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Kansas Pre-Notices for bond claims for a fee of $50.00.  Depending on the terms of the payment bond, pre-notices may or may not be required.  LienItNow.com recommends that, prior to or immediately after starting work or delivering materials to a project, subcontractors and suppliers, file a pre-notice that it is a potential beneficiary of the construction project's bond.

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