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Mechanics Liens Filing
Should You File A Mechanics Lien?
How Does A Mechanics Lien Get You Paid?
We’re glad you asked. We love the mechanics lien instrument because it helps contractors and suppliers manage and reduce bad debt. It’s that simple. The mechanics lien legal remedy is the best collections and legal tool available to those in the construction industry.
We’ve written a White Paper answering this question, titled: 5 Ways A Mechanics Lien Can Get You Paid. Here is a list of the top five ways a mechanics lien filing can get your company paid:
You Get More Skin In The Game
Without a mechanics lien filing, you can only pursue your customer for payment. However, after filing a lien claim, you can also pursue the property owner, the general contractor and others. More people, more pockets, higher likelihood of getting paid.
Lien Freezes Project Funds
Once a mechanics lien hits the project, funds get frozen in an amount equal to satisfy your claim.
Property Becomes Your Payment Security
After all is said and done, when you have a mechanics lien filing on your side, the project jobsite is your collateral for payment.
Mechanics Lien Stops Property Movement
A mechanics lien filing prevents the property from being sold, transferred or refinanced. This can be a huge hassle for people, especially when lenders and construction loans are involved.
You Put Parties In Breach of Their Contracts
Generals agree with property owners to keep the property free of liens, tenants agree with landlords to not allow liens, and subs agree with general to not allow liens. So, when a mechanic lien is filed, parties are placed in breach of contract, which increases pressure and results in payment.
Why Zlien? Can You File A Mechanics Lien Yourself?
Zlien makes the mechanics lien process simple. We say we help companies Lien Smart. That’s because we take care of all the grunt work in getting your mechanics lien filed, and we pay all of the fees (courier, service, recording, postage). You place your order, you sit back and relax, and we handle all the small, time-consuming tasks.
You can trust Zlien. We handle mechanics lien compliance for thousands of contractors and suppliers across the United States, and the backbone of our service is our proprietary software that understands lien law nuances everywhere and ensures lien claims get filed timely and accurately.
Plus, Zlien has committed more resources than anyone else in the industry in offering a professional and reliable service. Zlien is licensed, insured and bonded, complies with all federal credit card processing requirements, secures sensitive data behind an SSL certificate, and has a Norton / Verisign Trust Certificate. Learn more about Why Zlien is the right choice for your company.
We Include Everything
Our flat fee to file a mechanics lien is all inclusive and includes:
- Researching the Legal Property Description
- Researching the Property Owner
- Preparing the Mechanic Lien
- Delivery to and Filing of Document with County Recorder
- Serving the filed lien on the Property Owner and Required Parties
- Saving Everything to the Zlien Servers
- Lien Deadline and Expiration Monitoring and Notifications
Most mechanic lien claims are paid within 45 days of filing without any further legal or collection action required.