Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
How will a lien get me paid?
Liens are your most powerful tool to get you paid, and filing a lien is more important now than ever. Here are 17 ways a mechanics lien will get you paid.
Should I send a warning letter first?
Levelset usually recommends sending a warning before filing a mechanics lien. Sending a warning is cheaper, easier, and helps preserve relationships. Further, sending a warning is often very effective. These warnings are usually called Notices of Intent to Lien. In the wake of the COVID-19 situation, we have a different recommendation: Do not send a warning unless you absolutely must.
Today, the most important thing is getting your lien recorded. Get your lien recorded and get it recorded fast. There are 9 states where you must send a notice of intent to lien before you can file a lien. In these states, take quick action to satisfy this requirement. Get more details here.
Why can’t I just do this on my own?
You can. But making sure you follow the lien filing process exactly is critical to getting paid. Levelset has helped thousands of contractors and suppliers file liens properly. With us you know it’s done right, using the correct template, and all the necessary information. Our expert research team finds any essential information about the job you don’t have, saving you a lot of time and effort. Filing a lien with Levelset is the easiest way to do it, and it is also the cheapest way. The process typically costs between $500 to $1,500 and we are now doing it for you for only $199 as a response to this crisis. With Levelset, you can also stay away from the virus and place an order from the comfort of your home.