There are two (2) parts to know about lien releases. Refer back to this section if you recieve a preliminary lien notice on your home remodeling or construction project.
In the event that no subcontractors or material suppliers have served or mailed you a preliminary lien notice, then there is nothing for you to do. If a company or person does not file a prelim notice, then they lose all lien rights to your property, meaning that they cannot sue you for unpaid bills.
Once you receive a preliminary lien notice, you must execute lien releases with that contractor or material supplier throught the project to protect yourself from being sued. This is very easy to do as there are two options in lien releases:
Part of trusting your contractor is knowing how to hire a contractor.
This document is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace legal counseling.