Contractor / homeowner does not want to pay for amount owed for work completed
Jan 10, 2018
In Washington, if you did not contract directly with the owner, you are required to provide the owner with a “Notice to Owner" in order to preserve lien rights. If you are only furnishing labor, though, you need not send a Washington preliminary notice. However, if there is any material component to the contract or furnishing, preliminary notice is required to protect your full mechanics lien rights. In the circumstance when you are providing labor and materials, it may be possible to file a lien for the labor portion of the work (and exclude the materials cost) without a preliminary notice…but it's best practice to avoid this situation.