As homeowner you can prepare your own construction lien waiver if the contractor does not supply it.
The homeowner must keep track of all suppliers, workers and subcontractors involved in his construction project who may have a claim against his property.
In some states, any such third parties must provide you with a Preliminary Notice, without which they forfeit the right to file a lien against your property. This is simply a notice stating that there are monies due and if not paid, then they will have a right to file a claim.
For more information on how the homeowner can protect himself, please refer to our Lien Waiver page.
The construction lien waiver form supplied here is for progress payments made during the construction. A separate Lien Waiver upon Final Payment must be completed at the end of the project.
Please visit our main Contractor page for links to all the related information and more free legal forms for contracting.
The undersigned hereby acknowledge that the amount of
was received from
as Progress Payment for the following goods and/or services:
performed at the property described as:
The undersigned hereby waives the right to assert a lien and release any lien against the owner to this extent only. This lien waiver does not affect the right of the undersigned to recover payment for any other goods or services supplied before or after this release date not compensated by the progress payment or any rights which the undersigned may have by contract.
Title and Name of Claimant
The homeowner can best protect his interests by getting a written construction lien waiver from the general contractor and all third parties involved in his construction or remodeling project.
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