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NOTICE OF INTENT TO LIEN FAQ


Notice of Intent to LienWhat is a notice of intent to lien?

A notice of intent to lien is a document that is sent to a property owner of a construction project - and, in some cases, filed with the county clerk - to warn them that a construction lien or a mechanics lien will be filed if the amount owed to the potential lienor ( a contractor, subcontractor, sub-subcontractor or supplier) is not paid quickly. The notice of intent to lien is that last notice that is provided to a property owner prior to the filing of a construction lien or mechanics lien 

When is a notice of intent to lien required?

A notice of intent to lien is required to be sent to the owner prior to the mechanics lien or construction lien filing. Each state that requires a notice of intent to lien also requires that it be sent a certain number of days prior to the filing of a mechanics lien claim. The number of days varies by state.

What is the purpose of a notice of intent to lien?

The purpose of a notice of intent to lien is to provide the owner with a warning that if the potential lienor is not paid, a construction lien will be filed on the owner's property. This provides with property owner with the opportunity to resolve and pay the potential lienor before the filing of a construction lien claim.

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To find out more information on what is required for a notice of intent to lien on a construction project, visit our FAQ section.

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