Make sure you get paid for your labor and materials now. Our free mechanics lien form will make collecting payments from property owners quick and painless.
Also known as a construction lien form, a mechanic lien is possibly a contractor, subcontractor and supplier's best friend for chasing construction debts.
When you file a mechanics lien, it's almost like chaining dead weights to a property. Unless the lien is released, the property owner will have one hell of a challenge when selling or refinancing the property. This sends a clear and powerful message to the owners - Pay up or say goodbye to a clear property title and smooth ownership.
Mechanics lien forms can be filed by anyone who has contributed labor, materials or professional services to build or improve a property, but there are strict rules to follow:
1. In most areas, you will need to send the owner and main contractor a preliminary notice so that you can have the right to file a lien later on. Once you begin supplying labor, materials or services, this notice should be delivered within 20 days. Click here for our Preliminary Lien Notice.
2. Once a project is completed, the mechanic lien form / construction lien form has to be filed at the county's recorder office within 60 to 120 days (depending on the local laws).
3. In case you really don't get paid, you will need to whip out the big guns and enforce the lien within 60 to 180 days of it being recorded (depending on local laws again).
*Make sure this free mechanics lien form complies with your local real estate laws before using it. If you have any doubts, you can ask a real estate lawyer online.
The undersigned Claimant ______________________________ hereby claims a mechanic's lien on the following described real property:
Property Address: ______________________________________________________________
Legal Description: ______________________________________________________________
At the request of, or under contract with ______________________________, the Claimant furnished the following labor, services, materials and/or equipment:
After deducting all just credits and offsets for the Claimant's work and materials, the sum of $ _______________, together with interest thereon at the rate of _____ % per annum, is due and owing to the Claimant from this date: _______________.
Claimant Name: ______________________________
Claimant Signature: ______________________________ Date: _______________
STATE OF _________________________
COUNTY OF _________________________
On this day, personally appeared before me, _________________________, to me known to be the person(s) described in and who executed the within instrument, and acknowledged that he/she signed the same as his/her voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Witness my hand and official seal hereto affixed on this day of _______________, 20__.
Notary's Public Signature: ______________________
My commission expires _______________.