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How do I file a pre-lien for a job with multiple locations?

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I have a customer that has a job that has multiple locations, but it's all the same job. Do I have to file pre-liens for each job location, (which I have to find the locations of), or can I just pre-lien the job itself? A blanket pre lien. Thank you!

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Jan 12, 2021

Generally preliminary notice must be submitted once per contract. So a single preliminary notice could be prepared for multiple sites provided that all sites are listed on the preliminary notice and all interest holders in these properties are served with the preliminary notice. This would make more sense provided that all sites have common ownership. If the sites have different owners, separate notices for each site would likely by clearer. 

Jan 14, 2021
Your preliminary notice needs to list the address of each location you’re working on so you’d need to find the locations either way. The safest way to handle it would be to do multiple preliminary notices. You might be able to get away with just one preliminary notice if you have a single contract for the multiple locations and the same owner and general contractor (and lender, if any) are involved, but why take the chance. It’s better to be safe and do a separate preliminary notice for each location.

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