Direct contractors must send notice on owner-occupied residential projects in Tennessee.
- Due before job starts
- Must be sent to the owner
- Cannot be sent late
Direct contractors - those who have a contract with the property owner - must send a Notice to Owner prior to commencing work or executing the contract on a residential project of 1-4 units, where the owner resides on-site. A contractor who fails to send a required notice in Tennessee won't lose lien rights, but can result in criminal penalties. Additional "notice" language must also be in the contract itself.