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Collect $0 lien waivers monthly?

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Is it typical to collect $0 lien waivers monthly in Arizona for Preliminary Notice filers who aren't owed any money in that period?

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Apr 12, 2021

Zero dollar lien waivers are unfortunately pretty common in construction, but, at best, they're pretty much useless. If no work was done and no money is owed - then there's nothing to waive for that given period. So, it makes sense to push back on a request to needlessly exchange documents that don't even apply to your work on the job. 

Granted, some customers may demand them - particularly when the $0 periods are surrounded by periods where money actually needed to change hands. 

Levelset discusses zero dollar lien waivers in detail here: The Dangers of Zero Dollar Lien Waivers.


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