Watch: Liens Made Easy
Connecticut's lien process can be hard to navigate. When you have a lot of other things to get done on a construction project, you don't want to be spending time and money figuring out how to file a mechanics lien. LienItNow.com provides online mechanics lien forms to the construction industry to help contractors, sub-contractors, and material suppliers obtain a security interest in the property owner's land, and secure the payment they've worked for.
In three simple steps, you can complete a mechanics lien in only 10 quick minutes. Once a time-consuming process for construction companies, LienItNow.com makes filing your mechanics lien faster and easier than ever. LienItNow.com can also help you create bond claims, pre-lien notices and lien releases.
A Notice of Intent to Lien is required by Connecticut statutes and warns the owner that a Connecticut Mechanic's Lien will be filed. The Notice of Intent needs to be sent to the owner prior to recording a mechanics lien in order to meet the statutory notice of lien requirements.
In Connecticut, the lien claim must arise out of an agreement with, or the consent of, the owner, or of some person having authority to act on behalf of the owner.
The mechanics' lien places an encumbrance on the property that makes it difficult to resell or re-finance the property without first removing the lien.
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. LienItNow.com prepares and serves Connecticut Stop Notices.
Amendments to a mechanics' lien claim are often needed when something about the 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.
Once the lienor has been paid the amount contained in its mechanics 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.
Bond claims can only be filed on a project where the owner, contractor or subcontractor have 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 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. LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Connecticut Bond Claims.
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. LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Connecticut Pre-Notices for bond claims.