Why It Pays to Send Notices on Every Job

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Amy Williams
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Amanda Alexander
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Even if you’re not required to send a preliminary notice to protect your lien rights, sending these notices pays off big time. Contractors and suppliers across the country who started to send notices on every job are finding that they’re getting paid faster and putting their customers at ease. 

Sending notices on every job might sound like extra work but with the right system in place, it can easily fit in with your accounts receivable process.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • How construction companies benefit from sending notices on every job
  • What it looks like to send notices in bulk using lien rights software
  • Additional steps you can take to speed up payments 

Transcript

Amanda Alexander (00:07):

Hello and welcome to today’s webinar. We’re here today to dive deep into the world of preliminary notices and how construction companies can avoid payment problems and speed up payments by sending these notices on every single job. I’m sure this webinar will be the highlight of everyone’s day, but if you’re here today, you might totally be new to notices and just trying to get a grip on what they are and how they can help you. Or you may already know all about sending notices and you’re just wanting to learn how you can send more of them no matter where you’re at. I promise you’ll leave this session feeling confident and your notice process before moving forward. I want to let you know that we’ll be recording this live session and you’ll receive a link to the recording tomorrow. If you’d like to watch it again or share with your team, if you have any questions during the presentation, go ahead and enter them in the chat box on the right of your screen. And we’ll get to those questions at the end. My name is Amanda Alexander, and I’m a payment expert here at Levelset. I work to help businesses like yours, get paid predictably while preventing payment problems. And I’m very excited to have with me, Amy Williams, who is an assistant credit manager at Pacific plumbing supply and Washington. Amy, would you like to introduce yourself? Sure.

 

Amy Williams (01:34):

Good morning and good afternoon to everybody depending on your time zone. My name is Amy Williams and I have worked with Pacific plumbing supply company for about seven years. I started out a credit as a credit assistant, and I am now an assistant credit manager.

 

Amanda Alexander (01:51):

Thanks so much for sharing that. Amy, we’ll be doing a Q and a to get Amy’s unique perspective on sending notices a little later in case this is your first time at a Levelset webinar. I want to give a quick overview of who we are and what we do. So we all know that the construction industry presents all sorts of challenges when it comes to getting paid Levelset is here to help you get paid. Our lien rights management software helps you track notices, lean deadlines, verify stakeholder information on the job all while making it easy to manage your lien rights paperwork. We also provide materials, financing, and access to construction attorneys and other legal services. Plus, we have all kinds of resources on our website from profiles, outlining contractors, payment histories to educational guides. Now let’s get to the good part. Let’s talk about sending notices first.

 

Amanda Alexander (02:53):

I’ll talk about the basics of preliminary notices and how you can benefit from sending them on every job. Next. We’ll give Amy the stage to share her experience with sending notices on every job and how she uses software to send notices in bulk. After that I’ll show you what it looks like to manage the notice process and Levelset, and then we’ll close out with the questions from the audience. So again, many of you already know what a notice is, but I’m going to give a quick refresher and just make sure we’re all on the same page. The preliminary notice goes by different names, depending on where you’re located. For example, in Florida, it’s called a notice to owner in Ohio. I noticed the furnishing and in California, it’s called a 20 day preliminary notice. People often refer to them as preliminary notices, pre lanes or prelims, depending on where you are.

 

Amanda Alexander (03:54):

Also, depending on what state you’re working in. There are different requirements for creating and sending those notices in some States, depending on your role on the job they aren’t required at all. However, at a basic level, a preliminary notice is a document that tells the general contractor and property owner that you performed work or supplied materials to a job. These are usually sent at the beginning of a job before payments are due so that you can preserve your right to file a lien. In case of nonpayment, this information is so helpful to owners and GCs. That it’s the whole reason why requirements were invented around notices. The whole point is to provide them with helpful info that make sure no surprise liens are filed on a job. Levelset conducted a survey that showed that more than 83% of notice recipients find that these documents are helpful or just part of everyday business and States like California or Florida.

 

Amanda Alexander (04:59):

If you’re a subcontractor or supplier on a job, you absolutely have to send these notices within the required deadlines in order to protect your lien rights. But in some instances you aren’t required, whether it’s because of your role or your location, but it’s always a best practice when they’re required to protect lien rights. Sending notices is a no brainer, but they aren’t always required. So why on earth would you bother taking the time to create and send these notices if you don’t have to? Well, I’ll tell you, as you know, getting paid in the construction industry is often the hardest part of the job, a preliminary notice, whether it’s required or not, and result in faster payment collection time, I’m going to go through five reasons why sending notices on every job gets you paid faster.

 

Caroline Rafferty (05:58):

First.

 

Amanda Alexander (05:59):

It makes it easy for your customers to pay you. First of all, by sending a preliminary notice at the start of a job, you’re making it easier for your customers to pay you because all of the information they need to make the payment is listed on the notice. If you want to get paid in a timely manner, why keep the details of your work hidden you’re signaling to people higher up on the payment chain that you’re on the job, which means it’s less likely that you’ll go unnoticed when it’s time for payment.

 

Caroline Rafferty (06:30):

Second,

 

Amanda Alexander (06:32):

Sending a formalized notice helps remove any confusion and makes it easy to have constructive conversations. Sometimes notices can be confusing to customers, but usually that has to do with the way that they are created. If you have a standardized process for creating and sending your notices and the information about who you are and what you did is clear and easy to read you are once again, making things easier for your customers. I have a quote here from a Levelset customer who started sending notices and a super simple format. And she says that it made it so much easier for her to talk to the customers about their notices. If they ever had concerns. The third reason has to do with the level of priority you’ll receive when there are multiple parties involved on job, the ones that send notices will almost always get paid before.

 

Amanda Alexander (07:29):

Those that didn’t, again, this goes back to the fact that you made it easy for the owner and general contractor to pay you when it comes time to make payment, they’ll pay those who they know are on the job and what work they did also, because notices often protect your lien rights. The owner and GC want to make sure you get paid. So there aren’t any liens on the job. It protects them as well. Here’s another quote from a Levelset customer drive patrol is a restoration company in Ohio, and he’s not required to send notices. However, he started sending them and actually got their payment collection time from 90 days down to 17 because their payments were prioritized. A collection time of under 30 days is almost unheard of and the restoration industry. So this is pretty incredible forth. Exchanging lien waivers often, especially on bigger jobs with more parties involved, general contractors will collect lien waivers from every single sub sub sub and supplier on the job before making payments. The waiver acts as a receipt in waves, the sub or suppliers, lien rights protecting the GC from double payment. GC is often have their own waiver templates that they send to all the subs on a job and the sub signs, those waivers and sends them back to the GC. The faster that you can sign and return waivers to the GC, the faster you’ll get paid. And by sending a notice, you load the GC knows exactly how to reach you. So it’s easy for them to get you to sign your waiver.

 

Amanda Alexander (09:18):

And lastly, you look more professional at the end of the day. Your customers want to work with substance suppliers that are trustworthy, credible and professional by sending notices on every job you’re showing that you know, what it takes to get paid and that you take lean rights seriously, and that you’re not someone to string along. Now. It’s one thing for me to talk about all this, but our guests, Amy has been sending these notices on almost all of their jobs and can share her personal experience. So let’s jump into the Q and a with our special guest, Amy Williams. Hey Amy, can you, Hey, uh, would you mind telling us a little bit about your role as an assistant credit manager and what your day-to-day looks like?

 

Amy Williams (10:07):

Sure, absolutely. So my day-to-day is incredibly busy from the moment that I start to the moment that I leave. And so it’s really important for me to stay organized and stay on top of things as best as I can. I’m doing everything from reviewing and really seeing credit hold orders all day long and reviewing cash and credit applications all day or every week. And also inputting a job accounts for job accounts set up into Levelset. I do all of the preliminary research for the, uh, owner, the property, uh, parcel information, subcontractor contractor information, and make sure all parties are licensed and so on and so forth. And then I enter everything into to Levelset, but I also provide a huge amount of internal and external customer service every day, uh, whether it’s working with our customers or providing customer service to our sales team.

 

Amanda Alexander (11:13):

Well, that sounds like you do a whole heck of a lot and that you’re doing a pretty wonderful job. Um, but since we’re here to talk about sending notices on every job, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Uh, I understand that this is something that your team always didn’t do. And so I have a two part question for you. What made you and your boss decide to start sending more notices and what things changed when you started

 

Amy Williams (11:39):

So well, I haven’t been the person that has always done all of the research and setting up all of the jobs all of the years that I’ve worked here. I have been doing them for about a year and a half or so now. And I have been around long enough to know that the system that we were using before just wasn’t cutting it. Uh, there were some good things about it, but it wasn’t, uh, the best system for us to be using because we could not keep very well organized with it. It was a little bit more of an antiquated system where we had to fax over our job information to this party. And we didn’t know if they were in, they were indeed receiving our faxes. We didn’t know the stages in which everything was at. We weren’t receiving alerts or anything. I believe that we could inquire about it, but we might find out that they never even received a request in the first place, which was crucial for us to find out so that we can act quickly, especially with, uh, residential preliminary notices. So the system that we were using, it just, it really didn’t keep us very well organized. We were having to shuffle through papers a lot. My coworkers were as well, and having to kind of find a way to keep track of it all and with Levelset, it helps us to keep much better track. We get all these alerts. So they kind of save us.

 

Amanda Alexander (13:12):

It sounds like your system before was a little stressful to say the least when it comes to trying to keep everything organized. Uh, what benefits did you get from always sitting those notices?

 

Amy Williams (13:26):

I think that as you stated prior at you get the attention of all parties involved. So you’re at the forefront of hopefully receiving your payments, uh, timely, sooner than usual, or it’s a way to, um, sort of be in their face, but in a polite way so that they can see that you are serious about sending these out. It helps all of the parties involved. Uh, it’s a great way to store the information and be able to, um, look it up very easily. If you are setting up additional job accounts for a repeat customer, that information for that customer or other general contractors tends to be populated so that it’ll come up quickly. And so it makes up mix the job set up, uh, less, uh, cumbersome, uh, and then receiving all of the alerts on a regular basis is very helpful. I will receive alerts from the Scouts on Levelset, letting me know that a parcel may not have, uh, been, that it might have been returned, uh, such as a preliminary notice that might’ve been returned from the postal service saying that the address was wrong, that they couldn’t find a receptacle and a whole slew of other things.

 

Amy Williams (14:44):

So when I get those alerts on a regular basis, it’s very helpful for me so that I can take quick action. And again, especially on those residential preliminary notices that I need to get out because we have only 10 days from the, from the date of their first, uh, uh, material purchase. So the Scouts are incredibly helpful as well. Whenever I have any questions, I can jump onto a chat session and very quickly receive some kind of a response I’m always getting help with, with everything I can make a phone call email, there’s a lot of options, but there are multiple other benefits. And, um, there, it seems that Levelset is constantly adding new benefits all the time. Like monthly.

 

Amanda Alexander (15:36):

I love to hear how much you’ve found a tool that helps your workflow, but it is staggering listening to you talk about all of those things in way Levelset has helped and thinking about what you guys were doing manually before that.

 

Amy Williams (15:50):

Yes, that’s incredible. It was quite the task.

 

Amanda Alexander (15:54):

Yeah. And just like you address, you know, the notice process can definitely get complicated. You have to confirm that you have the right job site information. You have to create the notice and then you have to send it to the right people. I’d love to hear what the notice process is like for you using Levelset and any other things that you do to send notices on your jobs.

 

Amy Williams (16:17):

Sure. So I think that what I have done is created a habit for myself, where I check for any alerts on a regular basis in Levelset. Once everything is set up on Levelset, I’d like to make a habit of checking it every morning when I come in and jumping into those as quickly as possible, because I might receive alerts that it’s time to send out a preliminary notice because maybe the customer purchased material from us for the first time. So I need to get those notices out, uh, as soon as possible. And again, especially on the residential ones for us here in Washington state, because we only have 10 days. And, uh, it allows me to, uh, correct addresses of if, if any incorrect addresses come up because the Scouts find that I’ve maybe miss entered something or the owner of the parcel, uh, has a different, uh, address that I might not have found on my own.

 

Amy Williams (17:21):

There, there are many, many benefits to that. And I do check in probably two or three times a day on Levelset to see if I’ve received any other notices. I will say that when I set everything up, first thing in the morning, or as are happening, I tend to get notifications within 30 minutes to an hour, letting me know that maybe scout has found a different address, uh, that I should be aware of and give me that option to make the choice quickly as to whether or not I want to select that address for the notice to be sent there. Uh, so it saves me time. It keeps me organized.

 

Amanda Alexander (18:01):

That’s remarkable about how much time it’s saving you, and then not only that, but helping you guys protect the business in an efficient way.

 

Amy Williams (18:07):

Yes, definitely. It’s definitely my friend.

 

Amanda Alexander (18:11):

Yeah. It sounds like it. I mean, you’re checking in on that a couple of times a day, but what advice would you give to other people managing credit lien rights and payment paperwork?

 

Amy Williams (18:24):

Sure. I think that you just have to make sure that you are in a very good habit of making it a priority every single day, the earlier in the day, the better to checking for any notices on Levelset, uh, entering in those job accounts as quickly as, as you’re setting them up so that you can be prepared to send out those notices as soon as possible, once material is purchased and the more you stay on top of it, you’re going to thank yourself so that nothing falls through the cracks. It’s so easy to have anything fall through the cracks, and you don’t want that one or two out of 100 to fall through the cracks, because those could be really big ones and you might end up not getting paid or paid late, or it could affect so many things in a negative way.

 

Amy Williams (19:18):

Uh, but I think too, that if you are the one in charge of entering these into Levelset, that it’s a good idea to have a backup person know how to do it in case you’re out ill or something, or if you don’t have time altogether, because it is a commitment, um, to assign somebody within your department to do so to take on that task because you really have to babysit it. It’s a two-way street. So as much as Levelset is absolutely wonderful, you have to also take responsibility and making sure you input the information necessary to make, to put everything into action.

 

Amanda Alexander (19:55):

Yeah. It’s not going to work if you don’t use it for sure, but I love that you bring up about other people on your, on your team. Pick up the pieces if someone’s out sick, because I talked to customers all the time about how that can alleviate some of those issues and help communication across departments event and staying on the same page to keep your lien rights intact. Um, and there’s always additional tools and resources or even training if we need to bring on another team members. So that’s really awesome that you bring that up.

 

Amanda Alexander (20:25):

Thank you. Well, thanks so much for answering all of my questions, Amy, before we jump into audience questions, I want to show you all what it looks like to easily send notices on all your jobs using Levelset. So I’m going to quickly go into the platform and show you what it looks like to send a notice. I’ve created a job already, and that’s what we’re looking at right now is a job profile. And here we have a California commercial subcontractor, and you can see here that it says that your payment is not protected. And that’s because of preliminary notice is due. It’s telling you that it’s due in 12 days and that we can go to this hyperlink right here to create a notice. And the state of California, it’s required to send out a preliminary notice within 20 days of first furnishing labor or materials.

 

Amanda Alexander (21:17):

Um, and so we want to make sure that we get out that out the door so we can protect our lien rights. So I’m going to click on create, I notice. And it’s going to tell you what’s required in the state. As soon as you put in the level site, your job location, your role on the job and who hired you levels. That’s going to tell you what’s required and when it needs to go out. So I’m going to click here on what’s required the 20 day preliminary notice. We already have our dates included here, but I’m going to put in an amount like $10,000, I’ll press next. And then here it is, it’s asking us who’s on the job. Well, we know our hiring party, the general contractor, but much to what Amy was talking about before with using our scout pro research team. So contractors often find it difficult to find the property owner information because they’re removed from the property owner often with the general contract in between them and the same coast and States that, you know, require there also to be a lender. So Levelset can help you find that information with our scout research team. And we’ll simply click, I don’t know.

 

Amanda Alexander (22:29):

And then this page here, it’s going to show you exactly who is going to receive a preliminary notice through certified mail. We have our property owner lender and general contractor. And if we need to add a recipient, we can do that here much. Like if we were a restoration company and like wanted to include the insurance adjuster, we could add a recipient here. And we also can send a copy via email as well. I’ll press next and then create document. And, you know, within 30 seconds we were able to, uh, protect our lien rights, set the right expectation and communicate to all the stakeholders on the job that we expect, fair payment. Um, it is, you know, notable as well that we can upload jobs and batches. And depending on your accounting software, we can also do an integration to help automate this process as well. I’m going to cancel this order. So my team doesn’t make a bogus, preliminary note. Yeah, I think what’s really important here for a lot of the folks at the webinar to see, as well as just like Amy said, we don’t want anything to slip through the cracks. And so what I’d like to show you, it’s just how we can track our deadlines and why Levelset makes it so easy to stay on top of it.

 

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Amanda Alexander (23:57):

Things like load slow on zoom, but here on track your deadlines, we have our jobs that are active right now, and it tells you all the critical information on the job, whether you have a preliminary notice deadline, or if you have a lean deadline coming up and it’ll quickly tell you, Hey, you’re protected status is at risk because you have something that’s upcoming. Um, but just like the one underneath it, you’ve already done everything that’s needed. And that job is protected. You’ll also notice here where it says lean alerts. It’s a really cool feature where if someone else has a payment promo on the job and they’ve already sent a document, we’ll be able to also inform you that there is a potential problem on the job, but this is really helpful for subcontractors to make sure that they’re not missing their preliminary notice or their notice deadlines from whatever state that you’re in.

 

Amanda Alexander (24:50):

You’re not missing your lean deadlines. And especially when you’re working in multiple States, it’s really helpful to keep track of all the differentiating lean deadlines and requirements to make sure that you’re on top of your notices and your lien rights. Um, but that is my quick crash course in how we can help you send out your notices and Levelset. Um, and so I’d like to jump back over to the webinar and now that I’ve shown you, you know, what it looks like to send out those notices. We have time for some audience questions as well. So if you haven’t already go ahead and type your questions for me or Amy and the chat box, and we’ll start addressing those as well.

 

Caroline Rafferty (25:40):

It looks like there have been a few questions that have come in. Um, would you like me to read them for you, Amanda?

 

Amanda Alexander (25:49):

I would love that, Caroline.

 

Caroline Rafferty (25:52):

Yeah. Um, okay. So one is our company usually does a lot of change orders for a GC who we work with. How would we go about sending a preliminary notice if amounts may change through the month?

 

Amanda Alexander (26:08):

That’s a really good, great question. They’re always editable. That’s not unique in the construction industry. I’m sure Andy can attest to that as well. There’s always changes when it comes to when a job is, you know, finishing or concluding or the value that changes and Levelsets more than aware there. And so we can make those edits and changes to those documents and make sure that your lien rights are reflected as well by updating what your deadlines would be.

 

Caroline Rafferty (26:38):

Awesome. Thank you. Um, another question, most of our jobs are for home most using homeowners insurance, which often takes 60 days to process the claim and issue payment. The owner of this business wants me to issue preliminary notices to each homeowner, but I need suggestions on how to introduce this notice to homeowners without coming across as threatening. Great question.

 

Amanda Alexander (27:01):

I love this question, grace, and I’ll tell you why I work with a ton of roofing and restoration companies and your boss is right. Like we can likely drop just like in dry patrol, the customer story that we address during the presentation, by including it, not only to the homeowner, but also the insurance adjuster. We can often speed up your time to payment, but your bosses, right? You need to protect your lien rights as well. And so the thing that I love hearing the most about using preliminary notices with Levelset, and I’m sure Amy can also chime in with her experience after I’m done explaining, but it’s not threatening. It’s very friendly, professional and communicative, and it’s just a communication document of like, Hey, we’re super excited to work with you. We don’t expect there to be any issues, but we’re just letting you know, um, here’s a document that will follow, um, Arlene rights and setting up the right expectation at the beginning of the job.

 

Amanda Alexander (28:00):

And we even have a reference number at the bottom, the, where if they want to communicate through Levelset, they can do that as well. So the purpose is really to communicate the set, the right expectation and disarm. And so most people that we work with find that their customers aren’t seeing that coming across threatening. And I’d also mentioned, um, like I talked about in the presentation about when you have a standardized document and you know, what the language is like and how it’s really clear that you can control how friendly and what the tone of that document is. And Levelset keeps it’s extremely friendly. What do you think about that, Amy?

 

Amy Williams (28:36):

I completely agree. And I think it’s a pretty standard process to do this. I was just thinking that I think if a homeowner doesn’t receive one, maybe they should almost be concerned because they should feel good knowing that the proper steps are being taken to protect all parties. And, uh, it tells me that it’s just a more professional organization that they’re, that they’re working with. And, um, I think that, um, it’s just, I think that most people take it pretty well. I don’t think that there’s a whole lot of issues. It probably sounds worse than it is, but it really comes across, across quite friendly. I agree.

 

Caroline Rafferty (29:20):

Okay. Um, one came through chat, you mentioned there’s a way to integrate Levelset into accounting system. Does this work with QuickBooks? And then the other part of that question is what is the difference between Levelset notices and a regular invoice? So first QuickBooks,

 

Amanda Alexander (29:39):

First QuickBooks. Um, so we do integrate with QuickBooks. It’s actually the dream team when it comes to integrations, uh, with Levelset. And so, uh, we’re able to pull across your project information and the stakeholder information over to where you’re not having to manually input that into Levelset even better is that it’s keeping up the up-to-date those tools as well on what’s outstanding. And so it’s really helpful for you not having to input that information, although, as we went through the demo, uh, the short abbreviated version of that, it takes a couple of clicks of the button to do so, even if it’s manual. Um, but QuickBooks is definitely a really easy way to integrate with Levelset and, you know, improve your workflow and save you a lot of time there as well. And what was the second part, Caroline?

 

Caroline Rafferty (30:34):

Sorry, is what is the difference between Levelset notices and just a regular invoice?

 

Amanda Alexander (30:39):

That’s a great question. So an invoice is coming from you as a, as a company of the services that you provided. So you do the work, you invoice them for that total for preliminary notice in many States, that’s a required document to uphold your lien rights. And so it has to get through certified mail and it has to go to particular stakeholders. So, uh, although it’s also communicating, uh, totals or like, uh, expectations of payment, it’s also something that’s letting them know that one you expect to get paid fairly too, that it may be a state requirement as well. And that three, um, a lot of times you’re not invoicing the property owner, you’re invoicing the general contractor. Um, so that’s also a big difference. And then four, I’d also say that, uh, it’s a really soft way of saying that you’ll follow a process if you don’t get paid. So no one’s caught off guard when they don’t pay you that you send an additional document.

 

Caroline Rafferty (31:34):

Awesome. Thank you. Um, it’s a questions are great. I know, I agree. Um, okay. Next one. We are a small electrical contractor. I knew in the field when, or how can I know when a 20, I think they mean 20 day preliminary notice needs to be submitted. We do commercial public and E V vehicles jobs.

 

Amanda Alexander (32:00):

Yeah, it’s really hard when you’re in the field. And that’s why so many contractors come to Levelset to make sure that nothing’s falling through the cracks. And so oftentimes, uh, people that are in the field are going to use Levelset and one of three ways, either they manually input, they have software like QuickBooks and they integrate and we automate it for them. Or we also can do data entry as well. And that’s really popular with a lot of our owner operators. So they just send us the invoice. We put the information in and send out the prelim. So long story short, as soon as the job goes into Levelset, we make sure that you’re not going to forget because we don’t expect you to live and breathe and Levelset. We’ll send you an alert in the platform, but also the, an email notification as well.

 

Caroline Rafferty (32:46):

Great. Thank you. Um, okay. And Ohio construction, when would I send a notice of furnishing when we send the contract or when we order materials? And if we do this, when we order materials, do we have to have paid for the materials in full?

 

Amanda Alexander (33:09):

So most contractors aren’t paying for materials in full they’re usually doing like materials financing or on a line of credit, which a shameless plug Levelsets now doing materials financing, and also could be a really helpful tool, but we can talk about that separately. Um, as far as when to send out, uh, the notice, the notice is going to go out, um, or the, the clock starts ticking as soon as you’ve delivered your labor or materials on the project. So, um, that should be a really easy way for you guys to make sure you’re knowing when to start, uh, that shot clock.

 

Caroline Rafferty (33:48):

Great. Thank you. Um, another question. So this software will file a pre-lease notice for you, or is it just a letter of intent?

 

Amanda Alexander (33:59):

So we don’t want to start our relationships with a letter of intent because that would be pretty aggressive. Um, but it’s really easy to confuse all that language. Um, we do this day in and day out. So I definitely understand there, uh, we want to do a preliminary notice at the beginning of the job, or we can shorten that. I don’t know what state you’re in. So a notice, notice a furnishing notice to owner there’s so many different names, um, but that is a communication document first and foremost, and protects your lien rights when they don’t pay you. Uh that’s when he was sending an escalation document, like a notice of intent to lien as like a warning shot before filing something like a mechanics

 

Caroline Rafferty (34:38):

Lien. Okay,

 

Caroline Rafferty (34:41):

Thank you. Um, can court filing fees and withdrawal fees and attorney fees be included in the lien paperwork?

 

Amanda Alexander (34:51):

I get this question all the time, and unfortunately my answer for you, my friend is I’m not an attorney and I can’t give legal advice. However, we do have our expert center, that’s available to answer these kinds of questions and the reason why I’m not trying to be deflective here, but, um, from state to state, they vary whether or not you can include your lien costs and filing fees or even attorney fees. Um, so it all varies from state to state, but that’s why I always refer people to our expert center is their network of attorneys that are more than happy to provide the right answer, um, and point you in the best direction.

 

Caroline Rafferty (35:26):

Okay.

 

Caroline Rafferty (35:29):

Thank you. Um, I am not seeing any more questions come through, um, but those were some really awesome. Yeah,

 

Amanda Alexander (35:40):

Well, awesome. I really appreciate everybody coming out today.

 

Caroline Rafferty (35:46):

Um, just Levelset, file liens for their customers.

 

Amanda Alexander (35:50):

Absolutely. We can help you file a lien. Um, however, I would like to say is that, um, although a lot of people come to us with fires, they need help putting out and which we’ve totally got your back there. Um, but what we want to do is try to be proactive, um, moving forward so we can help you avoid those kind of reactive and negative payment situations.

 

Caroline Rafferty (36:14):

Perfect. Thank you. Okay. Yeah, that’s it.

 

Amanda Alexander (36:19):

Well, I really appreciate everybody coming out. Um, it’s been wonderful to answer all these questions. And as I mentioned before, you’ll receive a recording of this webinar and an email tomorrow or the following day. I also want to mention that if you want more information about how Levelset can help you with sending notices and managing your lien rights, we’re happy to provide a customized demo for you and anyone on your team. So visit the website that’s listed on the screen. Thanks again, everyone. And have a great week. Thank you.