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Delaware'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 Delaware notices in only 10 quick minutes. Once a time-consuming process for construction companies, LienItNow.com makes sending notices faster and easier than ever. LienItNow.com can also help you create bond claims and lien releases.
LienItNow strongly recommends that anyone performing work on a construction project in Delaware provide a Prelien Notice to the Owner when work commences. This helps the owner to know who is on the project, and often can help with payment. Prior to filing a Delaware Mechanics Lien, a Notice of Intent to Lien should be served on the Owner. While not required, it does often have the effect that a lien would have: i.e. payment is often made before it is necessary to file a lien.
While we always recommend having written contract to confirm the terms of the work that is going to be done, and the payments terms, Delaware does not require written contracts in order to file a mechanics lien. Implied contracts are sufficient if you have sufficient documentation to show the existence of an agreement.
LienItNow.com prepares and serves Delaware Stop Notices. 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.
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
LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Delaware Discharges of mechanics' lien Claims. 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 Delaware Bond Claims.