I am a NC sub-contractor and I need to file a lien on funds. I have waited patiently for 90 days to be paid on the work from our GC. We have this 'lien on funds' in NC that freezes payment in the hands of who has it. It's different than a lien on property. A copy of it goes to the CG and the property owner. This locks down any future payment until the owner pays us since the GC isn't paying us timely. Unlike a regular lien on a property, nothing gets filed or recorded. It's just a series of certified letters to the GC and the Owner. How does this hold any weight without it being filed or recorded like a 'lien on property' is.