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IN THE STATE OF NC, IS IT REQUIRED TO HAVE A LIEN AGENT ON CHICKEN/POULTRY HOUSES? HOW CAN YOU FIND OUT IF THEIR IS A LIEN AGENT ON THE JOBSITE?

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WE SUPPLIED ROOF TRUSSES TO A CUSTOMER THAT BUILDS CHICKEN HOUSES IN NC, WE HAVE NOT BEEN PAID BUT BECAUSE THE JOBSITE WAS NOT LISTED ON NCLIENS.COM, WE DID NOT SEND A NOTICE TO THE LIEN AGENT THAT WE WERE SUPPLYING MATERIAL. IF THERE WASN'T A LIEN AGENT FILED, CAN WE FILE A LIEN AGAINST THE PROPERTY SINCE WE ARE WITHIN OUR 120 DAY LIEN WINDOW?

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Mar 2, 2018
First, it's important to note that while the website may be the easiest way to accomplish the newly required tasks, LiensNC.com is not specifically set forth by statute, nor is it the only way to appoint or notify lien agents. Sending an owner written request for the Lien Agent's contact information will help clear up whether there is a lien agent present and will ultimately result in the receipt of their contact info if there is one present. That being said, if there was no lien agent on the project, sending notice to that lien agent would not be possible. That doesn't mean that there are no preliminary notice requirements, though. As we discuss in this article, a Notice of Contract or Notice of Subcontract might still be required as a prerequisite to filing a mechanics lien. Ultimately, if no notice is required at all, or if notice requirements have been fulfilled, a North Carolina mechanics lien must be filed after the debt becomes due, but within 120 days from the date of last furnishing labor or materials to the project.
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