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Mechanics Lien, Bond Claim, Notice and Lien Waiver Forms.


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Partial Unconditional Lien Waiver

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This waiver – the Unconditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment – should be used when a progress payment on the project has been received. Further payments may be expected, but the specific partial payment discussed in the waiver has been received.

Because this is an “unconditional” waiver, it should only be used when payment has actually been received. If payment has not been received, if the check hasn’t yet cleared the bank, or if there is some other reason why payment might ultimately fail, this waiver should not be furnished. If this is the case, signing a “conditional” waiver is a safer option.

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Partial Conditional Lien Waiver

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This waiver – the Conditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment – should be used when a progress payment on the project is expected. There may be future expected payments on the project, but this waiver applies only to a specific, expected progress or partial payment.

Because this is a “conditional” waiver, it is ok if payment has not yet been received. The waiver is “conditional” on the receipt of the payment and will be invalid if payment is not ultimately received. If payment has already been received in full, an “unconditional” waiver may be more appropriate.

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Final Unconditional Lien Waiver

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This waiver – the Unconditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment – should be used when the final payment on the project has been made and received by the party that furnished labor or materials. Signing this waiver indicates that payment has been received and no further payments are expected.

Because this is an “unconditional” waiver, it should only be used when payment has actually been received. If payment has not been received, if the check hasn’t yet cleared the bank, or if there is some other reason why payment might ultimately fail, this waiver should not be furnished. If this is the case, signing a “conditional” waiver is a safer option.

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Final Conditional Lien Waiver

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This waiver – the Conditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment – should be used when the final payment for a project is expected but has yet to be received. Signing this waiver signifies that no further payments are expected following the payment described in the waiver.

Because this is a “conditional” waiver, it is ok if payment has not yet been received. The waiver is “conditional” on the receipt of the payment and will be invalid if payment is not ultimately received. If payment has already been received in full, an “unconditional” waiver may be more appropriate.

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Notice to Lien Agent

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North Carolina requires those who provide labor, equipment or materials to a construction or renovation project to send a Notice to Lien Agent in order to protect their mechanics lien rights. The Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days after first providing labor, equipment or materials.

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Mechanics Lien Release

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A mechanics lien may be canceled for a number of reasons, including that the claim has been paid and satisfied.

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Notice of Subcontract

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If you are a 2nd or 3rd tier subcontractor or supplier, you may want to consider sending a Notice of Subcontract to the contractor. While not generally required in North Carolina, if the general contractor filed a Notice of Contractor, the sending of a Notice of Subcontract is required to preserve your lien rights. The Notice of Subcontract requires the contractor to send 2nd and 3rd tier subs notice within 5 days of paying a subcontractor on the project, to alert them that money is changing hands. There is no time period when this must be sent, but it is only effective as of the date sent.

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Notice of Contract

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While not required, a prime contractor may benefit from filing and posting a Notice of Contract.   This must be filed with the recorder and posted on the jobsite within 30 days from the issuance of the building permit.  By filing and posting a Notice of Contract, a prime contractor limits its exposure to “double-payment.”

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General Contractor Claim of Lien on Real Property

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In North Carolina, prime contractors may file mechanics liens against property where work is performed.

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Subcontractors Claim of Lien on Real Property

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In North Carolina, subcontractors and suppliers may file a mechanics lien in 2 circumstances: (1) through subrogation of the prime contractor’s right to file; and (2) in response to the property owner wrongfully paying the general after the receipt of a Notice of Lien Upon Funds.

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File a Bond Claim through zlien

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Bond Claims are used to collect payment on federal, state, county, and municipal construction projects. Click here to file a Bond Claim through zlien in minutes. Enter your project info, and zlien's platform will ensure that your Bond Claim is filed correctly and securely so that you get paid.

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File a Notice of Commencement through zlien

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A Notice of Commencement is available in certain states as an official means of designating the beginning of a construction project. Click below to file a Notice of Commencement through zlien.

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Send a Notice of Intent through zlien

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A Notice of Intent to lien (NOI) warns the property owner, prime contractor and/or other party that a mechanics lien or bond claim will be filed unless payment of overdue amounts is made within a certain period of time (i.e. 10 days). According to zlien research, 90% of NOIs produce payment within 90 days of delivery – all without any further collection efforts or legal action.

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File a Release of Bond Claim through zlien

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When payment is received after a Bond Claim is filed, releasing the claim is sometimes required. Click here to file a Release of Bond Claim through zlien.

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File a Stop Notice through zlien

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In some states, Stop Notices are available to contractors and suppliers as an alternative to (or in addition to) their Mechanic Lien Rights. A Stop Notice is delivered to the prime contractor or property owner, and demands that they withhold enough funds to pay your claim. If the property owner or prime contractor is in possession of funds at the time your Stop Notice is sent, they will be responsible for payment of your claim if they disburse those funds to other parties. Click to file a Stop Notice through zlien.

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