Do I Qualify?

  • You need to prepare.*
  • Your role in the project.
  • Type of construction project you are owed on.
  • Are you one of the following:

Texas Easy Lien is designed to let you know immediately if you qualify to file a lien or send a prelien notice.

With Texas Easy Lien you will not pay for a document unless it qualifies.

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CONSTRUCTION LIENS SERVICES

TEL Electronically Prepares
Liens and Bonds For You.

Texas Easy Lien created a way to prepare your own liens and bonds without hiring a lawyer or pay extra for others to do it for you. Just answer easy simple questions about your project, print, file and mail.

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All you need is a user account and password. You will have access to your Account and saved projects at all times, see what document you will need next and more.

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Use our FREE tool to see if you qualify for a lien or bond within minutes. You only pay for the documents you need to print. If your document does not qualify, you pay NOTHING.

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Get your documents now – no waiting. Easy instructions are always included. Print as many copies as you need at no extra cost.

PRELIEN NOTICE

$19

Send a prelien notice for each month of work that goes
unpaid.

LIEN AFFIDAVIT

$249

File a lien against the project.

BOND CLAIM

$249

File a bond claim against a public job.

LIEN RELEASE

$49

Got paid?
Release the lien.

Takes 15 minutes and you get the documents NOW– the alternative is hiring a lawyer, usually costing more than $1,000.15 min

Who Can Use TEL?

Companies or individuals may pursue a lien or bond claim, including

General Contractors Contractors Subcontractors
Sub-subcontractors & Suppliers Architects Engineers
Painters Flooring installers Masons
Carpenters Plumbers Electricians

Everyone across the Lone Star State can benefit from Texas Easy Lien including in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Central Texas, Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Bexar County, Laredo, Beaumont, and everywhere else in Texas.

Companies or individuals may pursue a lien or bond claim, including

General Contractors Contractors
Subcontractors Sub-subcontractors & Suppliers
Architects Engineers
Painters Flooring installers
Masons Carpenters
Plumbers Electricians

Everyone across the Lone Star State can benefit from Texas Easy Lien including in Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Central Texas, Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, Bexar County, Laredo, Beaumont, and everywhere else in Texas.

TEL vs Lawyer

TexasEasyLien.com Hire a Lawyer
Inexpensive Yes No
Quick Yes No
Avoid hassles Yes No
Only pay if you qualify Yes No
Unexpected costs No Yes
Cost (Lien or Bond) $249 (first is free) Usually $1,000+
Your time 15-20 minutes Hours
Not sure what to do?

We have put together all the information you need to know regarding your construction lien rights in Texas.

home-faqs

What is a Lien Affidavit?

A Mechanic’s Lien Affidavit is a document that asserts a lien against property for your work when you have not been paid. It is often the best legal tool that contractors, subcontractors and suppliers have to protect themselves.

Depending on where you are located, a Mechanic’s Lien Affidavit can also be referred as “Project Lien”, “Construction Lien” and even “Contractor Lien”.

Do I have to file a claim for each month I am not paid?

Yes. You cannot wait until the end of the project and file one claim. You must satisfy various statutory notices for each month in which you were not paid.

How are the dates and deadlines calculated?

This is an important issue that is often misunderstood. The dates and deadlines related for lien and bond claims are based off the month and year in which the work was actually performed. The invoice date and your personal accounting methods are irrelevant.
The important issues are when the work was actually performed and the value of the work for each individual month.
For example, assume that ABC Painting, Inc., completed a three-month painting project that lasted from January to March. ABC Painting would need to separately identify the value of the work performed for January, February, and March. It would not matter if ABC only issued one invoice at the end of the project.

Is a lien the same as a bond?

They are similar, but not the same. On a private project where a governmental entity (i.e., state, county, city, school district, etc.) is not involved, an unpaid general contractor, subcontractor, or supplier can file a lien against the property. On a public works project where a governmental entity is involved, the same contractors or suppliers (but not the general contractor) would file a bond claim against the surety which is also known as a bonding company.

Both documents seek payment for unpaid work and both documents require similar notice and filing requirements. A bond can be thought of as money being held and guaranteed by an insurance company. A lien is a claim against the actual property where the unpaid work was performed.

In Texas, it is generally not an option to file a lien against public property. The general contractor for a public project valued over $25,000.00 is required to purchase a bond for the benefit of subcontractors and suppliers. For that reason, subcontractors and suppliers usually need to file a bond claim (rather than a lien) if they don’t get paid on a public works project.

Bonds are also occasionally used by general contractors on large private commercial projects.

Why We

Built TexasEasyLien.com

Liens and bonds are filed when contractors work on a project but don’t get paid what they’re owed. It’s too common in Texas. Making things worse, Texas lien laws are notoriously complex. We found a solution.

Fast. Simple. Affordable

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Why We

Built TexasEasyLien.com

Liens and bonds are filed when contractors work on a project but don’t get paid what they’re owed. It’s too common in Texas. Making things worse, Texas lien laws are notoriously complex. We found a solution.

Fast. Simple. Affordable

Famous Accreditation

construction lien online texas