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Why am I receiving a notice of furnishing?

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We gave a windows and door company half of the project $ amount for them to order the doors and windows. We just received a notice of furnishing from the manufacture. Should I be concerned?

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May 3, 2021
A "notice of furnishing" is akin to a preliminary 20-day notice, which is necessary for the supplier to preserve its mechanic's lien rights if it does not get paid. All it does is preserve the right. It has no legal significance unless a lien is eventually recorded. Moreover, it is supposed to be sent when the materials are provided, and therefore is not an indicator of non-payment or any other kind of trouble. So the answer to your question is - no you should not be concerned. Not until a lien is recorded or you have some inkling that a subcontractor or supplier is not getting paid.
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