LienItNow Preliminary Lien Notice (Pre-lien Notice) FAQS
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The preliminary notice is meant to be a warning to the owner, contractor and project lenders that you are owed money and intend to tie up the property with a mechanics lien if you're not paid.
When is a preliminary mechanics lien notice (prelien notice) required?
A prelien notice is required in most States, especially if you do not have a direct contract with the owner. Each State is different: some states require prelien notices before work starts, while others simply require that a prelien be filed just a few days before a lien is filed. Many States distinguish between residential, commercial and public projects when requiring prelien notices. For more information on the State in which your project is located, check out the FAQs for that State on our main FAQ page
What is the purpose of a preliminary notice?
The purpose of the pre-lien notice is to let the owner know who is on the project, and, in some cases, to warn the owner that a mechanics lien is going to be filed. Failure to file a preliminary notice can compromise the amount of the mechanics lien.