Notice of Intent to Lien

This page organizes all the articles about Notices of Intent to Lien. One of the best tools in any contractor’s payment toolbox is the Notice of Intent to Lien. It’s also called an intent notice, notice of non-payment, Notice of Intent, or NOI. This document serves two basic purposes. 1. It protects your right to file a lien. 2. It tells the general contractor or project owner that your company is waiting for payment. It lets them know that, unless they pay your invoice, you intend to file a mechanics lien against the construction project.

While a Notice of Intent is effective everywhere, in some states a contractor must send an NOI in order to file a mechanics lien. It serves as a formal notification of what will happen if any unpaid invoices remain outstanding.

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