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Now that I have filed a NTO for non payment of services provided, hiring contractor is requesting a formal notarized release of NTO upon payment. Please advise what form I will need for said request. Thank You in advance!!

FloridaPreliminary Notice

NTO sent to several businesses and hiring contractor and now he is stating that he wants a formal notarized release before he will release funds.

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Aug 7, 2018
I'm not quite sure I understand the situation correctly. First, in Florida, a Notice to Owner "NTO" is sent, not filed. Further, the Notice to Owner is not notarized itself, and requiring that a release of a Notice to Owner be notarized would seem to be overkill - but a claimant could always write up a document "releasing" the Notice to Owner and have that document notarized. In the zlien system, an "Order Retraction Letter" might be sent in conjunction with a notice that was previously sent through the system - but Order Retraction Letters are not notarized. For more information on how to retract a notice in the zlien system, this article may help: How to Retract Your Notice in the New zlien. Finally - if the contractor has requested a document but the request remains unclear, it might be a good idea to ask that contractor for a more thorough description of what's requested or to ask them for a copy of the document they're requesting in order to gain a better understanding of the request and so you can speed up the submission of the release. I hope that was helpful!
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