Construction Lien FAQ


Why choose Rapid Construction Lien, LLC?

Here at Rapid Construction Lien, we become your advocate in the lien filing and debt recovery process. We take our duty very seriously. A dedicated team of experienced attorneys and other professionals ensure that each claim is given proper attention and completed with the utmost skill. Our proprietary platform allows us to do so with minimal cost to the client.

How does Rapid Construction Lien, LLC operate?

Each claim we received is immediately assigned to one of our staff attorneys. Under his guidance, our lien filing professionals work to prepare the lien documents and notices immediately. Our real estate professionals examine the file to ensure that proper notice is being given. Finally, our in-house production and administrative teams see to it that your liens are filed in the proper county.

How long does it take for Rapid Construction Lien to file a lien?

Rapid Construction Lien will file your lien within 48-72 hours of receipt.

What are lien rights?

Lien rights are special rights that subcontractors, contractor, material suppliers can use to help ensure payment for work performed on a construction project located in the U.S. or Canada. It is important to be proactive when using lien rights as they are time and location sensitive and when used correctly an extremely effective collection tool. 

Who has lien rights?

You have lien rights if you did work that improved the value of a piece of real property. To be eligible, your product must either be attached physically to the property, or you must have provided a service that contributed to the improvement of the property. Generally, eligibility is limited to subcontractors, contractors, material suppliers, or distributors of building materials.

Is there a status of limitations for my lien rights?

Yes. The various construction lien laws in each state carry a myriad of deadlines that must be strictly adhered to. This makes vigilance in monitoring your lien rights absolutely essentially. The experienced team at Rapid Construction Lien is well aware of these deadlines and can take the burden of lien compliance off your shoulders.

What is Preliminary Notice?

A Preliminary Notice, also know as a Pre-Lien or Notice to Owner (NTO) is a notice that can be utilized by a contractor, subcontractor, material supplier, equipment lessors or any other parties related to a construction project. It is not an actual filing of a Mechanics Lien but establishes the right to file that lien later on if you are not paid in full by your customer.

Why Should I file a Preliminary Notice?

You should always file a Preliminary Notice or NTO on large projects because it protects your rights and your cash-flow. It is usually the first step in the lien clam process because it guarantees your lien rights later on in the project if you don't get paid.

When do i have to file a Preliminary Notice?

The earlier you file a Preliminary Notice or NTO, the better. There are time restraints for filing them, and you don’t want to miss out on securing your lien rights. Each state is different and there are different regulations for different types of projects. Contact us today and ask about how we can help you with this procedure.

What is a Mechanics lien?

Also known as a Construction Lien, a Mechanic's lien is a statement that a contractor has performed improvements on a property and has not been paid in full. It is a security interest in the title of the property and places limits on what actions the owner can take with

What does a Mechanics Lien do?

A Mechanics Lien prevents the owner (who requested the improvements) from selling the property without first addressing the lien claimant's interest in the property (unpaid receivable). A properly filed mechanic's lien can ensure the lien holder is paid before a mortgage holder if the property is sold or foreclosed upon.

What is Lien Perfection?

In order for a lien to be enforceable, it must be "perfected" by an experienced professional. Perfection means that the lien must comply with the statutory requirements of that state in order for it to be a valid lien against the property. If not done correctly, the lien could very well be ineffective and unenforceable.

What are the deadlines for filling a Mechanics Lien?

The deadlines and procedures for filing a lien vary from state to state and are constantly being updated. To find out what your lien rights are please contact us today!

What is a Public Lien or Bond Claim?

The remedies available to contractors and subcontractors vary according to whether the project is privately or publicly financed. You can not place a Mechanics Lien on a public piece of property. For publicly financed projects, the government usually requests that the general contractor furnish a bond guaranteeing that the workers will be paid.

What does a Bond Claim do?

Some states allow an unpaid subcontractor to place a lien on the funds appropriated for the project. In that case, the public entity must ensure that there are provisions for paying the subcontractor before making any further payments to the general contractor.

How can I make a Bond Claim?

The available remedies and notice requirements vary from state to state. To find out what your rights are, contact us today!


Clients Served

  • General Contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Pay Day Loan Providers
  • Maritime Liens
  • Garage Keepers
  • Material Suppliers
  • Architects/Engineers
  • Handymen
  • Storage Providers
  • Equipment Lessors