Lienguard, Inc. is a NATIONAL commercial lien filing service with 4 decades of experience in the construction industry. We file documents necessary to protect our client’s claim and after filing, all documentation is returned to the client. Our client’s control of their account is absolute.
The company was founded in 1983. Nationally, Lienguard files commercial mechanics liens, notices, public and federal bond claims as well as municipal liens. Our fees are published with no hidden contingencies or hourly rates. See pricing.
All work is done from one office. Request for work is processed within seven business days, (unless otherwise advised). The staff is fully experienced in the construction industry and currently we represent approximately 500 different companies from all aspects of this industry.
There are no membership fees or registration fees – all charges are based upon work done. Lienguard prides itself on speed of handling, personal attention to clients, and compliance with all current statutes. Legislative changes in the states are monitored for pending as well as enacted laws and our clients are updated accordingly. The Lienguard reference booklet was written to assist a credit executive and is copyrighted. Call us to obtain a copy.
See the difference personal and professional attention can make – Call us today! 630-990-8778. All information is confidential. We absolutely DO NOT refer your claim to third parties.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO LIEN!
The general contract between the owner and the prime contractor is the instrument which gives parties the right to lien. It is unique to the construction industry. Lienguard stresses to our clients the importance of obtaining information at the inception of a sale. A mechanics lien is a statutory lien and was established to protect laborers and mechanics who worked to improve real estate. It was further extended to cover parties who provide materials for the construction or improvement of real estate. The labor and/or materials cannot be repossessed or returned to the supplying party and, therefore, an interest (lien) in the property is granted to the amount of the debt. Lienable product and labor is established by state statute. Many states have allowances for liens in the use of machinery, services and other types of products. It is important to check to see if your product can be liened.
Many private jobs and most municipal jobs are bonded. There are time restrictions applicable to filing a preliminary bond notice and a claim against the bond. This is outlined in the Lienguard reference booklet. Terminology on a bond is important and should be checked to ensure that all sub-contractors and material suppliers are covered. We strongly recommend obtaining a copy of the bond.
LIEN ON AVAILABLE FUNDS
There are states which allow the filing of a lien on available funds on a municipal project. Monies are liened, not real estate. These funds are withheld from payment to the general contractor and time parameters exist for this type of lien. Litigation may become necessary to collect.
If payment is not received after the filing of a lien or a bond claim and you have exhausted all amicable methods to collect, litigation is the next step. You must retain counsel to file a suit.
We have tried to condense these requirements for convenience, but due to the technical nature of this process, use the information strictly as a general reference. We hope the information is helpful to you but again we stress consulting state statutes for specifics.