Service providers such as mechanics, engineers, and construction contractors sometimes face challenges recovering payment for work they have done. Lien documents are an option that can guarantee payment in time and in full. The law gives them the right to block the sale of the property on which they have worked until they receive full payment. This document needs to be carefully crafted to ensure the claimant’s demands are understood and met.
The following best practices can ensure that the document is professionally created:
From the get-go, it should be identified as a Claim for Lien. At the top of the document, this should be indicated.
Always have the exact dates when the service was provided. This should include the start date and the end date.
The claimant should be fully identified by their legal name as well as physical business address. After that, they can be referred to as “The Claimant”
The service provided which the claimant seeks payment should also be described. If the lien is for home improvement, then the address of the property must be indicated or if it is for a motor vehicle, the registration should be included.
The document should include the name of the owner of the property. This is usually included in the description of the service provided. The owner’s legal name and address should be clearly indicated.
A summary of the service provided is included with any added materials used to complete the work. The final day when this service was provided should also be included.
Details of the amount owed should be included as well as any payments that may have been made towards the total sum.
The claimant of the lien needs to sign at the end of the document to make it authentic and show that they support what is contained in the document.
Since most companies do not want to engage a lawyer every time they need to make a claim, they depend on a lawyer to make templates for this document so that when they need it, they can easily create the document by simply entering certain variable data.
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