I am a GC, the owner is refusing to pay the 4/5 payments. We have stopped work. Do I need to file a Prelim Notice to the Owner before a Notice of Intent to ensure they are held responsible?
Oct 12, 2020
If this is a residential project, a preliminary notice will be required if the building permit contains the contact info for a mechanics lien agent. On commercial projects, GC's generally don't have to send preliminary notice in order to preserve their right to lien. Further discussion here: Virginia Preliminary Notice FAQs.