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Preliminary Notice Filing
A Preliminary Notice must usually be delivered before work begins on a construction project, or within a certain time frame from when materials and/or labor are first furnished. In some states, these notices are called Notices to Owner, NTO, Notice of Contract, NOtice of Non-Payment, Notice of Lien Rights, 20-Day Notice, and Notice of Lease.
Notice requirements are different from state to state, and project to project, and the requirements can be very strict. Some states require notices meet specific form standards, font sizes and styles, and be specially delivered or served.
Zlien has sent thousands of notices for contractors and suppliers across the country, and our web-application will actually help you manage which notices you need to send and when. Order it and Forget It. We do all the work to protect your mechanic lien rights. The flat fee to deliver a preliminary notice with Zlien is just $15 for each notice. Zlien is the right choice for your company.
The Zlien Difference When Filing Preliminary Notices
- You’ll later need to prove you sent the preliminary notice, and therefore, you’ll need to keep track of return receipts, affidavits of delivery (required in some states), and the form actually delivered.
- Mail gets returned or lost in the USPS system all the time. You’ll need to keep track of all your mailings daily, and quickly fix any errors.
- Preliminary notice forms can vary depending on your project type and even tier. You’ll need to manage these forms and make sure you send the right one for the right project.
Zlien’s revolutionary preliminary notice ordering system is smart, guiding you through all of the nuances about the project’s preliminary notice requirements to ensure you are getting the right thing ordered and delivered at the right time. After you order it, Zlien makes the preliminary notice process even easier by doing all the grunt work in getting your preliminary notice sent and tracked.
And you can trust Zlien. We handle preliminary notices for thousands in the construction industry everyday. Plus, our systems are second to none in the industry, relying on our proprietary software that understands legal nuances in the preliminary notice laws so you don’t have to, ensuring your preliminary notices are delivered fast and correctly. Learn more about Why Zlien is the right choice for your company.
It’s Smart To Outsource Your Preliminary Notice Work
It’s not worth it for your company to handle its own preliminary notice work. We wrote a White Paper about this titled: 4 Reasons Why It’s Smart To Outsource Your Preliminary Notice Work. Here is a summary of some of those reasons.
ONE: Preliminary Notices Are Complex And You Can (Will) Make Mistakes
Sending a preliminary notice seems simple, but there are tons of places for error. Zlien’s service is great because it uses proprietary software to handle the nuances within each state’s preliminary notice requirements.
TWO: You’re Wasting Time If You Send Your Own Preliminary Notices
Sending a preliminary notice takes time, regardless of how good your company has gotten at sending preliminary notices. Filling in the blanks, fumbling around with clunky software, folding letters, licking envelope, labeling addresses, buying stamps, tracking the certified mailing, etc. etc. Why do it?
Your company is wasting its time if it’s tinkering with preliminary notices. Let a company that focuses on preliminary notices focus on your notices.
THREE: Professional Quality Control
When you outsource your preliminary notice work to Zlien, you’re getting professional quality control of your notices and the project data. Zlien checks your project data to confirm the address, the project’s property owner and more.
FOUR: It Makes Financial Sense
If you look at your bottom line, it costs you a lot of money to send your own preliminary notices in supplies, postage and labor. That’s not even counting the “negative time” your company is losing, which is the time your employees could be committing to more profitable work. It makes financial sense to let Zlien send your preliminary notices.
We Include Everything
Our flat fee to deliver a Preliminary Notice is all inclusive and includes:
- Researching Legal Property Description (if necessary)
- Researching the Property Owner (if necessary)
- Preparing the Preliminary Notice
- Delivering to the Requested Parties
- Tracking Notices Delivery
- Affidavit of Delivery and Service
- Saving Everything to Zlien Servers
- Claim Deadline and Expiration Monitoring and Notifications
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