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Does the Arizona preliminary notice for liens apply to Architects as well?

ArizonaNotice of Intent to Lien

I work for an Architecture firm trying to send a lien notice to a client in Arizona. The notice template Levelset provides states there was no payment after the construction of the project. However, our project never entered the construction phase, we made plans for the client and stopped receiving payments before reaching construction. Would this of verbiage still protect us in the state of Arizona?

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Jun 11, 2020
I believe the notice you are referring to is the AZ Notice of Intent to Lien (as opposed to the Preliminary Notice which should be sent within 20 days of first providing services). I went and reviewed the product and I think this is the paragraph you are citing; which just refers to the project, not the actual completion. If the party that has given you this notice is not paid in full for labor, service, equipment, or material provided, or to be provided, to your construction project, a lien may lead to loss of all or part of this property, and/or other significant legal consequences. Regardless, a Notice of Intent to Lien is not actually a requirement of the lien process in Arizona. Rather, it's an effective means to try and elicit payment one last time before filing your claim. I hope this answers your question. If not, feel free to follow up here.

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