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Notice of Non-Payment
Also known as Notice of Unpaid Balance. This notice is used in several states (I.E. Texas, New Jersey) as a prerequisite for claiming a lien. It informs all necessary parties of the unpaid balance due for labor, materials or services.
Notice of Intent to Lien
Several states require that an Intent to Lien be served prior to Claiming a Lien. The intent requires similar preparation as a Lien, however, the notice is not recorded against “Title” and therefore does not encumber the property.
Release of Lien
This notice is used to have a previously recorded Lien, Bond Claim, or Stop Notice released. Some states may require releases to be signed and recorded in order to complete the release process.
In many cases, a Demand Letter can be an effective interim step prior to filing a lien. This letter provides a 30 day window for your customer to provide payment or to dispute the non-payment.
This notice is used in a few states such as California and Arizona. The notice effectively freezes funds on a project until the claimant is paid.
Bond Claim Notice
When working on a Public Job and with an unpaid balance, filing a Bond Claim is the most effective way to get paid. The Bond Claim process is similar to that of a Mechanics Lien on a private project.
Notice of Non-Responsibility
Protects the liability of Property Owner’s for non-payment for services done to improve the property. This notice must be prepared, recorded and posted on the property being improved.
Notice of Commencement
Formally sets the beginning date of a project. Several states (such as Florida and Ohio) require this notice prior to construction starting.
Notice of Completion
A recorded document that formally declares the end date of the project. This notice can greatly shorten the deadline of filing a Lien.
The most common way people lose lien rights is by missing the deadline to claim a lien or bond. eAlert is a service that will notify you when it is time to take the next step so your lien rights are secured.