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Providing the CRITICAL; RESEARCH, VERIFICATION, PREPARATION and SERVING of preliminary notices, mechanic’s liens and/or construction liens, and related construction notices which protect the lien RIGHTS of: Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Materials Suppliers, Equipment Rental Companies, Designers, Engineers, Architects, and Manufacturers who provide products, materials, and equipment used in the building and improvement of Real Property.
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Using the 50 State Guide

Preliminary Notice Cycle
Get help understanding how to find the notice or action you may need to take to protect your rights to Claim a Lien or a Bond Claim in all 50 States. Knowing when to file a lien and the need for a preliminary notice becomes easier to understand when using our 50 State Guide. This help page will give you a basic understanding of this tool. However, when in doubt, call us toll free at 1-800-PRELIMS.

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  • Why can’t I lien my customer? Seems like a logical assumption. You provided materials or services to your client and they have the ultimate responsibility to pay you. So why can’t you put a lien on them? The answer is a little complex but I will do my best to clarify. The primary concept you will need to wrap your mind around is: Mechanics Liens ...
  • I filed my lien . . . now what? This is a very common question once a mechanics lien has been filed and served. The most important thing to consider is that your recorded mechanics lien: “Is not an end in itself”. Most states offer two distinct options for a recorded mechanics lien. Some offer a third option which will be covered later. The first ...
  • If my customer serves a prelim will I be covered? My customer, who is a local distributor of roofing materials, served a prelim on a job and I will be supplying the roofing materials to the job and invoicing my customer. Am I protected under his prelim? Short answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT and there are many possible reasons why you are not protected. To start, the property ...
  • Understanding Retainage While the concept is no mystery to those who participate in the construction industry. The means by which you protect these job related accounts receivables can be a little tricky. Lets take a look at Texas. Texas statutes actually require that the property owner hold 10% retainage from the total due the Original Contractor until the project has completed, and ...