Questions You May Have About Choosing & Using A Lien Waiver Form
Need some help figuring out which lien waiver form you need? Here are some frequently asked Lien Waiver form questions to help you download the correct lien waiver form template.
The specific lien waiver form you need will vary depending on the state where labor or materials were furnished. You will need to download the specific form for that state. So if work was performed in California, you will need a California Lien waiver. If work was performed in Texas, you will need a Texas Lien Waiver. Additionally, the specific lien waiver form for that state depends on the project's status and if payment has been made. Partial lien waivers are sent while a project is ongoing and you are waiving lien rights to specific work completed. Final lien waivers should be exchanged when a project is completed. Conditional Lien Waivers should be exchanged if payment has not been made. This means lien rights will be waived if and when payment is made. Unconditional lien waivers are exchanged when payment has already been made. These should only be be exchanged when payment has been made. Exchanging these lien waivers before payment could mean non-payment as your lien rights will be waived if signed.
This will depend on the paying party. Some use technologies for exchanging lien waivers digitally while others prefer mailed lien waivers. In general, it's always a good idea to send them than not to, even if just via email. Electronic signatures and lien waivers are valid according to federal U.S. law.