Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Mississippi Lien Law

Mississippi adopts Senate Bill 2622 makes lien law requirements similar to Georgia
Mississippi has introduced new requirements for Contractors, Subcontractors, and Materials Suppliers who want to secure their Mechanics Lien rights after April 11, 2014. Everyone will now need to be served the appropriate notices at the beginning of the project in order to secure a lien right against the project. These notices include:

#1 Notice to Contractor
#2 Affidavit of Non Payment
#3 Pre-Lien (Intent)
#4 Construction Lien
#5 Payment Action (Lawsuit)

Detailed information on all of these steps can be found for free in our CRM 50 State Guide.

Some keys to success with the new Mississippi Lien Law requirements are:

  • Have your Notice to Contractor served within 30 days from starting on the Job
  • If you have issued a Mississippi Proprietary Waiver and Release and you have not been paid, you must serve a Affidavit of Non Payment within 60 days from the date of the unpaid release.
  • If the project is Residential, you must serve a Pre-Lien at least 10 days prior to serving a Construction Lien.
  • Your Construction Lien must be recorded and served within 90 days from last supplying to the project.
  • The new law provides for penalties of (3) three times the amount of the claim for those who file false claims.

CRM Lien Services, Inc. is a national notice preparation service company for businesses who need to protect their jobsite accounts receivable by properly establishing and securing their Mechanic’s and Construction Lien rights.  CRM specializes in researching, preparing, and serving the Preliminary Notices required by the various State Statutes which secure the construction related Lien rights of their clients.

While CRM Lien Services, Inc. is not a Law Firm or a Collection Agency, they complement those services by taking a serious approach in the creation of thoroughly researched notices which serve as a solid basis in justifying their client’s rights and securing their jobsite accounts receivable. With over 25 years of experience and more than 2,000 satisfied customers, CRM Lien Services, Inc. has become a proven leader in the construction notice preparation industry. For more information about CRM Lien Services, Inc. or to request a quote for our services click here or call 1 (714) 524-0844.