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    Iowa mechanics lienAre you still waiting for payment on a construction project that you've improved with materials or labor?You may need to file an Iowa mechanics lien to speed up payment or secure the money owed by using the real estate as collateral. This can be done by filing a mechanics lien in Iowa. LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Iowa construction mechanics liens. Liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property: this allows the lienor to get paid out of the proceeds of a property sale.

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    File an Iowa Discharge of Lien

    If you are looking to file a Iowa lien release, that means you've either been paid for the work you did or you resolved the lien claim you filed. When a lien on a property is no longer needed, Iowa requires that a lien release be filed. LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Iowa Discharges of Mechanics’ Lien Claims. 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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    File an Iowa Pre-Lien Notice

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves an Iowa pre-lien notice to owner, notice of commencement or a preliminary notice. Preliminary notices or Notices of Commencement are required in Iowa on all residential projects by anyone performing work on the project. Preliminary Notices are also required on commercial projects prior to the filing of a mechanic's lien.

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    File an Iowa Stop Notice

    LienItNow.com prepares and serves Iowa 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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    File an Iowa Amendment of Lien

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Iowa Amendments to Mechanics’ Lien Claims. 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.

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    File an Iowa Bond Claim

    LienItNow.com prepares, files and serves Iowa Bond Claims. 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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    More questions? Visit our Iowa mechanics lien FAQ page.

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