Lien Waivers

Below, you can find a collection of helpful articles about lien waivers in construction. A lien waiver is a construction document that a contractor or supplier signs  in exchange for payment. The document waives the contractor’s right to file a mechanics lien against the property for the amount paid.

Waivers are typically exchanged after every payment. When used in progress billing, a lien waiver gives up lien rights for the specific amount received. If the contractor doesn’t receive the rest of their promised payments, they still have a right to file a lien for the amount left unpaid.

Lien waivers protect everyone on a project. They protect the general contractor from the threat of a mechanics lien, and protect the subcontractor from non-payment. When parties exchange them on every project, both parties get what they earn, making the payment process more fair and transparent.

If you’ve been presented with a lien waiver, it’s a good idea to do your research before signing. If you can’t find the topic you’re looking for in the articles below, the Expert Center page dedicated to help with lien waivers is a great place to ask questions on the topic and get specialized legal advice from construction payment professionals. There’s no such thing as too much research; learn how to use lien waivers to get paid today.

Most Recent Posts on Lien Waivers