If we can confirm that there is no “construction lender” and that we are directly contracted with the owner, is it necessary to send a preliminary notice? If the answer is no, and a situation calls for us to file a mechanic’s lien, is there a time limit to file? Assuming so, when does that window close? What documents are required to file a mechanic’s lien in this scenario? Do these rules change, based on whether or not our client is a homeowner vs. a corporate owner? In other words, if we were contracted with an individual homeowner who had no “construction lender”, are we obligated to send the 20-day preliminary notice to anyone before we can exercise our right to put a mechanic lien on the property? What if, instead, the owner was a corporate entity or trust fund? What is the process and time-line restrictions for putting a mechanic’s lien on a client, for whom we previously had no legal obligation to send a preliminary notice to?