Frequently Asked Questions - Illinois Mechanics Lien BBB Business Review

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Why LienItNow? provides online mechanics lien forms to help contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers secure the payment they need. In three simple steps, complete your mechanics lien on your own time in only 10 quick minutes. Once a time-consuming process for construction companies, makes filing your mechanics lien faster and easier than ever. can also help you create bond claims, pre-lien notices and lien releases.

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What is an Illinois mechanics' lien claim?

In Illinois, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic's Liens. When an Illinois lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Illinois construction liens on public property to do not attach to the real property, but rather to the money due from the owner to the prime contractor.

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Who can file an Illinois mechanics' lien Claim?
Are pre-lien notices for an Illinois mechanics' lien Claim required?
When should an Illinois mechanics' lien Claim be filed?
How much does it cost to file an Illinois mechanics' lien Claim?
Do I need a written contract to file an Illinois Mechanics Lien?
How does filing an Illinois mechanics' lien Claim help me get my money?
What is an Illinois Stop Notice and why should it be filed prepares and serves Illinois 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.

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What is an Illinois Amendment to a mechanics' lien Claim?
When should an Illinois Discharge of mechanics' lien claim be filed?
How much does it cost to file an Illinois Extension of a mechanics' lien Claim?
Can I file a Bond Claim on an Illinois Project?
Do I need to file a Pre-Notice to make a claim against an Illinois payment bond?

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