a contractor has filed a letter of intent to lien on my property and I would like to know when that will expire if he does not file an actual Lien.
Dec 10, 2018
That's a fair question. First, it's worth noting that while a Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent to certain recipients in Colorado, the document is not typically filed in the record like a lien would be. Further, a Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent at least 10 days prior to filing a Colorado mechanics lien - but the Notice of Intent to Lien isn't what expires. The right to file a mechanics lien does. Depending on the project property, the deadline to file a mechanics lien will vary - and you can learn about those deadlines in section (2) of this article: Colorado Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know. If a Notice of Intent to Lien was filed in the record - a property owner could likely have that document removed from the record after the deadline to file the lien has passed. But, in order to do so, the owner might need either the claimant's cooperation or to take legal action.