Importance of Choosing Quality Liening Partner

This week, the Illinois Attorney General’s office initiated the prosecution of Contractors Lien Services, Inc. for “fraudulent practices.”   It’s an event that highlights the importance of choosing a honest and quality liening partner.

The construction lien statutes across the nation are drafted with a certain balance.  On the one hand, they are there to protect contractors in the event of non-payment, for the value of its labor and contributions.  On the other hand, however, state legislatures are also very concerned about the integrity of public property records.

Filing a construction lien can be a very powerful remedy for contractors, and an important collections tool.  However, contractors must be aware of the dangers of filing liens improperly or inappropriately.

To acquire your construciton lien privilege, the laws typically require contractors to have sent required notices, to meet certain other formalities, and more.   It’s important that lien management is a component of your job management, with your company taking steps to protect its lien rights before ever stepping foot on the project.

And, of course, never file a lien for a fraudulent amount.

Zlien, Inc. prides itself on its professionalism and integrity.  We’re a licensed and bonded Legal Document Assistant in Los Angelos County, California, and our business carries Errors & Omissions liability insurance.   If you’re looking for a “do-it-yourself” construction lien management solution, Zlien, Inc. works to provide you with the best.

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Scott Wolfe Jr

About Scott Wolfe Jr

Scott Wolfe Jr. is the CEO of zlien, a company that provides software and services to help building material supply and construction companies reduce their credit risk and default receivables through the management of mechanics lien and bond claim compliance. He is also the founding author of The Lien and Credit Journal, a leading online publication about liens, security instruments and getting paid on every account. Scott is a licensed attorney in six states with extensive experience in corporate credit management and collections law, with a specific emphasis on utilizing mechanic liens, UCC filings and other security instruments to protect and manage receivables. You can connect with him via Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.