Lien Laws By StateMechanic's LienMiriam Liskin

Lien Reminder (LR) system added for state lien deadlines

By January 6, 2009No Comments

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This daily commitment has resulted in a significant new feature in PreLien2Lien which will benefit all users in 2009. The Lien Reminder (LR) system, co-developed by myself and Miriam Liskin, is a new part of the PROJECT tab, helping guide users towards significant state lien deadlines.

The first phase of the system will focus exclusively on private (Commercial and Residential) deadlines. As the year progresses, reminder capability will be added for Public jobs.

All PreLien2Lien2Lien users can benefit from using the Lien Reminder system. States with first notice deadlines like CA, AZ, MI (20 days), OH (21 days) NV (31 days), and FL (45 days) allow zero forgiveness to file a lien later on if the first notice is not delivered. The lien reminder system will calculate how many days you to deliver the notice from the first date equipment, labor, materials or services are provided to the jobiste.

Owners and GeneralPrime Contractors can shorten the lien timeframe by filing a Notice Of Completion. AZ, CA, NV and MA are just a few of the states that the Lien Reminder system will calculate the revised lien deadline when a Notice Of Completion recording date is entered.

Also, deadlines often are shorter for ExistingNew Residential projects compared to Commercial projects. Several states, including AL, MO, NY, OH, TX and VA fall into this category.