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Getting Paid When the General Contractor Has Been Terminated

Subcontractors and Suppliers Have the Right to Get Paid


Lien Fund

You’re a subcontractor who hasn’t been paid. The Owner says he never has to pay twice and that he paid more to complete the Project than he was supposed to because the General Contractor got fired. You looked it up. He’s right. The lien law says the owner doesn’t have to pay twice. So why file a lien? TO GET PAID!

When subcontractors perform work or suppliers supply materials, they are entitled to be paid for the labor, services and materials that improved the property on which the Project is constructed. Since subcontractors do not have a direct contract with the Owner, States enact laws that allow you to file a construction lien or mechanic’s lien. When that lien is filed, it creates a fund of money, called a “Lien Fund.” While the definition of “Lien Fund” differs from State to State, it is basically the money owed to the person who owes you money at the time the lien is filed. In most States, this doesn’t change even if the Owner has to pay more to finish the job.

Let’s take an example.

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Cloud Based Construction Lien Filing Services

Keeping All Your Lien Documents in One Place, Safe and Accessible


LienItNow cloud servicesYes, cloud based services are all the rage, and there's good reason for that. Viruses mess with all of our computers, the wrong button is accidentally pressed and "poof!", an entire file is gone, never to be seen again, or someone gets a new computer and the info on the old computer doesn't quite make it over. We're pretty sure the same thing happens to our clients, because we frequently receive requests for lien documents that have been filed or served by us. Getting those documents for our clients, in many circumstances, wasn't easy. We had to verify that it was actually our customer who was asking for the document before providing it, and sometimes the document was so old we had to get it from physical storage: not an easy process.

But the fear of losing things isn't the only reason to use the "cloud": the cloud also puts everything in one place, accessible to your entire team anytime, anywhere.

Collaborate with Your Team on Lien Documents

  • Does a team member have information about a construction project that you don't? Fill out what you know about the project on our online worksheet, and then hand it off to a team member to complete. Seamless and easy.
  • When the lien worksheet is complete, it's saved, and you receive alerts every time a milestone is reached, like when the mechanics lien is filed.

Track Lien Documents from Start to Finish

What happens after your order is placed? We let you in on the progress. Each important step in the lien filing process is laid out on your order tracking page, and you can follow our progress in completing, filing and serving your lien document.

Access Your Order Anytime, Anywhere

With LienItNow's new Cloud Based Mechanics Lien Filing Services, accessing prior lien documents are as easy as logging into your account and downloading any document you've ordered (well, beginning in January of 2017). Whether you're trying to access a Notice to Owner (NTO) to prove you told the owner you started work, or are looking for the tracking information on mechanics lien service, LienItNow's cloud has made it easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Log into your account,
  2. Click on the order that has the document you're looking for,
  3. Download the document.

With our record keeping system, you can access your documents at any time, any place. All you need is an internet connection and a connected device. And in case you already didn't know, for orders in-process, we auto-save your lien document worksheet as you complete it, so you can finish your orders anytime, anywhere, with any device.

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Free Lien Document Preview

Just click the box and view the draft!


lien_document_previewWhat's that square on the upper right hand side of the lien questionnaire? Its a free Lien Document Preview!

Not sure what your lien will look like after you've entered all that information? LienItNow's free lien document preview shows you what's happening, and what you'll get, while you complete your documents.

You don't have to do anything extra to enable this feature. Just start completing your order just like always, and when you click "next" after each section, you'll see the preview pane on the right hand side has auto-populated with the information you already entered.

Document Preview feature allows you to review your order before you place it, allowing you to correct any missing or incorrect information for faster processing.  Its just one of the ways we're working to improve your experience and make the construction lien process faster and easier.

The Lien Document Preview is available in 30 States so far, and we're working to bring it to every State ASAP.  Keep checking our website to find out when your state has been approved for this new feature. 

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Start, Stop, Come Back - LienItNow Now Auto Saves Your Documents


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With our new auto-save feature, you don't have to worry about rushing to finish your order before that next meeting. Whether you are completing a Notice to Owner, a prelien notice, a construction lien or a lien release - any document you start will be saved until you come back to finish it. Here's how it works:

Begin completing a questionnaire.

Every time you complete a step and click "Next", your information will automatically be saved.

  • If you logged in before you started, your "pending form" will be saved to your account.
  • If you didn't log in, don't worry, you'll automatically receive an email with a link giving you access to your pending form.

Come back any time and finish your order.

It's just that easy. With this new auto save feature, you can go to that important meeting, look up the project information you don't have at your fingertips, or grab a cup of coffee without losing the information you've already completed. 

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 Seamless Handoff = Finish Anytime, Anywhere 

Yeah, we know construction liens ask for a lot of information...some of it not always at your fingertips.  Don't worry, we'll wait for you to find the info.


Lien documents you can start now and finish later

Our new "save for later" option allows you to start your construction lien document now, go to that important meeting, and finish it up in an hour...or even next week. Just make sure you've signed in before you exit out of the questionnaire you're completing. 

LienItNow Handoff allows you to start on one device and finish on another.

Continuity isn't only important on your construction project, its also important when you're working on the web. LienItNow's save for later feature allows you to start your lien on your work computer, keep working on the document on your smart phone in the field, and finish up on your computer at home.  Just make you're signed in, and when you sign in on your other devices, the order you started will be waiting for you.

Check Your Order Status On Any Device.

Once the order is finished, you can access your order status, send us messages (or check ones we've sent you) and download your forms from any device, anywhere.  

Find Your In Progress Document Under "Pending Documents."

To find that document you've been working on, just log into your account, and you'll see a section called "pending documents." Click on the green edit button and you can change or add any needed information.

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