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how much time do you have to file a lien

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just wanted to know how far back you can go after completion of the job to file a lien Thank you Matthew Beyers

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Mar 25, 2019
Good question! North Carolina mechanics liens against property can be filed only after the debt has become due, and they must be made within 120 days from the claimant's last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the project. Note that a lien upon funds can really be made at any time that a claim against property can be made - but it's generally a good idea to send notice earlier than later to ensure that project funds are available to lien against. For more information on North Carolina mechanics liens (including deadlines and notice requirements), this resource should be helpful: North Carolina Lien & Notice Overview.
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