Lien Releases

This is the main page for Levelset articles about lien releases. A lien release is exactly what it sounds like – it’s a document that cancels a mechanics lien on a property.

Because a lien release usually means payday is fast approaching, you may think that filing one is always good news. On the contrary, lien releases are often tricky and sometimes dangerous to file. Contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers may be asked to file a lien release in exchange for payment or promise of payment. Naturally, the paying party wants the release to be filed before payment is made, and lien claimants want payment before they release the lien. This makes the process delicate because no one wants to forfeit their leverage.

If you need help with lien releases, you can browse the articles below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here on the blog, you can check out the Expert Center. On the Expert Center, contractors ask questions and construction attorneys respond to them. Browse the questions that already have answers or ask your own question, free of charge.

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How To Sell Property With a Mechanics Lien

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Editor’s note: We usually don’t write much about the property owner or developer’s perspective on mechanics liens, because our blog targets mechanics lien compliance issues confronted by credit managers, controllers...

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How To Cancel a Washington Lien

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Every state has strict regulations about how a construction lien may be filed (Here’s Washington’s Mechanics Lien Rules). Oftentimes, however, the cancellation of a construction lien (also called a Lien...

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