The Beginner’s Guide to Preliminary Notices

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The Beginner’s Guide to Preliminary Notices

Preliminary notices are perhaps the most important documents for ensuring smooth payment in the construction industry. However, they are often misunderstood. Known by a variety of names such as a “notice to owner”, “20-day notice”, or even a “pre lien”, preliminary notices are used to let everyone on the project know that you are part of the project and will need to be paid. This visibility document is useful in speeding up payments and essential for retaining your right to file a lien if the job goes south.

In many states, notices are required by law, and specific language must be in line with the states lien law statutes. Levelset has compliant free templates for every state’s notice requirements.

This document will further explain what preliminary notices are, why they matter and how to use them to protect your right to get paid. This free download breaks down:

  • A background on preliminary notices
  • A guide to preliminary notice best practices.
  • Why preliminary notices should be sen
  • How to make sure you are sending the right notice at the right time for the right project
  • How to manage the volume of notices needed?

Find out why sending and receiving notices is good for business, or what to do with notices once they are received. Download the guide and become an expert on these essential construction payment documents.