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What kind of Final Lien Waive do I send a Subcontractor's Vendor?

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My company is a GC on a Construction Project. Our Subcontractor, who we are contracted with, has a court case against them, and because of that my company was ordered to not release payment to them. In an effort to prevent the Subcontractor's vendor (who is owed money) from putting a lien on the project, we spoke with attorneys and were granted access to release payment directly to these vendors. Note, we are not contracted with the Vendors - we are contracted with the Subcontractor. Along with releasing payment to the vendor, we want to issue them a final lien waiver so they cannot lien the project. We are not sure what kind of final lien waiver we should use for a vendor and what wording should be used or left out. Can you help with this?

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Jan 17, 2023

You should use your standard final lien waiver form. Have them release both you and the subcontractor in the lien waiver. No special wording is required. the lien law gives you a right to pay a supplier directly and take a release from them. if you have questions, please feel free to call me. 

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Jan 18, 2023

Hello and thanks for sending the request. I have handled similar lien waivers/payment controversies and resolutions.

I would be interested in speaking with firm principal and examine the documents.

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