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Do I need to file a new preliminary notice if ownership has changed?

Arizona

We are a commercial painting contractor. On one of our projects, ownership changed and I recently discovered this. The project recently wrapped up but in this case, would we need to file a new preliminary notice to the new owner or are we still covered? Please advise.

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Jun 20, 2021
If the preliminary 20-day notice complied with the statute, then the mechanic's lien will relate back to the day the preliminary notice was mailed. That means that even if the lien was not recorded when the land changed hands after the notice was sent, the lien was still there. If the project recently wrapped up and you have concerns about payment then you should record your lien and make sure that the new owner gets a copy.
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