To prepare a prelien notice, a lien affidavit or bond claim document, you will need the general information of the project and contract. Other information will also be necessary and it will depend on what type of document you need and your role in the project. Information required
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The project owner is who hired the general contractor and/or subcontractors to perform labor or services to a construction or repair project. If this person or company does not own the property but is only leasing or renting it, this is still the person you must list as the project owner. However, the real owner of the property should also receive copies of all documents since the lien will be attached to this person’s property.
The lien release should be signed and notarized by the same person (contractor) who filed the mechanic’s lien. Preparing and filing the document itself can be done by the interested party (i.e. the project owner) or any other individual.
No. The notices do not need to be notarized and should only be mailed to the Project Owner and the General Contractor through the U.S. Postal Service. However, they must be sent Via Return Receipt Requested (RRR) and the sender should retain the receipt as proof. Texas Easy Lien also recommends to all sub-subcontractors (2nd Tier contractors) to send a copy of these notices to all subcontractors above involved.
If you get paid after filing a lien on a property, you will very likely be requested to “remove the lien” or sign a lien release. The lien release demonstrates that the debt was fully paid or was settled. The lien release must be filed with the County Property Records where the original lien affidavit was filed and signed by the entity who filed the lien in the first place. After receiving the written request for a lien release, the contractor is required to either file or send the lien release to the project owner within ten (10) days.
It is a lien derived from the Texas constitution and it is not subject to the statues of the Texas Property Code. This type of lien allows any original contractor or supplier under direct contract with the project owner, eliminates the requirement of sending written prelien notices for an unpaid claim.