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KENTUCKY gets new notices, custom template technology (CTT)

PreLien2Lien has a small, but passionate user base of construction suppliers located around Louisville, KY.  Companies using the software include C.M.A. SUPPLY COMPANY OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKIANA CURB, METAL SALES MANUFACTURING, ROOFING SUPPLY GROUP, and UNIT STRUCTURES.  Their use of PreLIen2Lien has been made easier by the recent upgrade of twenty-nine (29) new notices for the state of KENTUCKY. They also have (CTT) Custom Template Technology, enabling each template notice to be customized for a one-time $50 fee.

Subcontractors in KENTUCKY don’t have to provide a 1st notice of private projects.  However, a Preliminary Notice (Private Commercial or Residential Project) is an optional document that can be served to all legal parties on a project (Customer, Owner, General Contractor, Lender) after first furnishing construction related labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools to a jobsite. It improves your chances of being paid on a timely basis, as it notifies all legal parties of your future right to file a Bond Claim, Statement Of Lien or Stop Notice in the event you are not paid on a timely basis.

On Public projects (city, county, state, authority) KENTUCKY Revised Statutes § 376.210 mandates that a Preliminary Notice (Public Works Project) can be filed by a Subcontractor furnishing construction related labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools on a Public Projects works project. It should be filed in the clerk’s office for each county where the public improvement has been made. A recorded copy of the notice should then be delivered in person, or by Certified Mail, to the Public Entity that owns the property being improved. It is advisable that any other legal parties related to the improvement of the property (Customer, Lender/Surety and General Contractor) get sent the Preliminary Notice.

KENTUCKY Revised Statutes § 376.010 does mandate that a Subcontractor on a commercial or residential project must deliver a Notice To Owner to the Owner and General/Prime Contractor prior to filing a Statement of LIen. The Notice should be delivered in person or by Certified Mail to the Owner of the property and the General/Prime Contractor along with any other legal parties related to the improvement of the property (Customer, Lender). It must be delivered no later than seventy-five (75) days after last providing labor or materials (residential, commercial less than $1,000) or one hundred twenty (120) days for commercial claims greater than $1,000.

General/Prime/Sub Contractors (Private Projects): KENTUCKY Revised Statutes § 376.080 mandates that a Statement of Lien-Private Project (Mechanic’s Lien) must be recorded no later than six (6) months after the last day that labor, skills, services or machinery are furnished for a project. It is recorded at the County County Clerk’s Office in the county where a project you provided labor, skills, services or machinery are furnished for a project. You then have seven (7) days to deliver a Statement of Lien-Private Project (Mechanic’s Lien) in person or by Certified Mail to the Owner of the property along with any other legal parties related to the improvement of the property (General/Prime Contractor, Customer, Lender).

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