Mechanic’s Lien Checklist

The information and items needed to assert a mechanic’s lien for unpaid labor, services, materials, tools, equipment and supplies used on a privately-owned construction project include the following:

– The lien claimant’s formal legal name

– The formal legal name of the project owner

– The legal description of the property improved

– The address of the property improved

– The owner’s current mailing address

– The date on which the lien claimant last did work or furnished mate rials, equipment or the like for completion (not including punch-list type or trivial completion work)

– The dates of substantial completion and final completion of the construction involved

– The general contractor’s formal legal name

– The general contractor’s current address

– The customer’s formal legal name

– The customer’s current address

– Copies of all billings and statements

– Copies of all applicable contracts, purchase orders and the like

– The name of any lending institution disbursing construction funds

– Although not necessary for mechanic’s lien purposes, if the contractor involved is bonded, bonding information may provide another source of payment.

Furnishing all of this information to the claimant’s attorney in ample time to perfect lien rights should result in recovery of amounts due.

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