Should my contractor have provided me with lien releases with payments?
Oct 23, 2019
Indiana's mechanics lien statute is mostly silent regarding how lien waivers should be used, and there's nothing in the statute which requires a contractor to submit lien waivers every time payment is received.
Of course, the exchange of payment for lien waivers is extremely common in the construction industry. Further, owners should typically request that waivers be given in exchange for every payment they release. But, a contractor isn't unilaterally required to provide waivers when the contract doesn't require them and the owner doesn't request them.
I think these resources should be particularly helpful here:
(1) The Property Owner’s Guide to Lien Waivers(2) How To Handle Requesting & Tracking Lien Waivers(3) Indiana Lien Waivers Guide and FAQs