You’re unpaid and ready to file your mechanics lien or bond claim. But, do you have the necessary information?
Depending on where you perform work and the type of construction project, you’ll likely need to know specific information to properly file your mechanics lien or bond claim.
Most states, for example, require you to identify the project jobsite with a legal property description, rather than a simple municipal address. Some other information you may be required to know includes: (i) the name and address of the property owner; (ii) the identity of the bonding company who issued a bond for the project; (iii) the county where you performed work; and (iv) whether the project has a notice of commencement or notice of completion recorded.
While all of this information is in the “public record,” the trick is knowing where to look or who to ask. Once you know where to look or who to ask, getting the information is quite simple. We wrote about finding a construction bond, for example, in the post: Don’t Know Who Bonded A State or Federal Project? Just Ask.
But you’re not in the information gathering business. Doing the research on how to obtain a bond or a legal property description, and then actually going out and getting it done, is time consuming and not a productive use of your time.
You can outsource all of that work to Zlien. And here’s the best news: whenever you order anything from us, the price includes getting all of this public information. Our mission is to help you Lien Smarter, which means you leave the hard work to us and focus on what makes you money.