We did plumbing work for a customer for the amount of $11,975.00, the customer has already paid $4,000.00. We're getting ready to send the pre lien however, Im not sure which amount to place on the pre lien form.
The Arizona 20-Day preliminary notice statute regulating the content of the notice (ARS §33-992.01(C)) requires a "general description of the labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools furnished or to be furnished and an estimate of the total price thereof." (emphasis added)
Thus, regardless of any initial payments, the notice should include the total amount that was contracted for.