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What We Do
Providing the CRITICAL; RESEARCH, VERIFICATION, PREPARATION and SERVING of preliminary notices, mechanic’s liens and/or construction liens, and related construction notices which protect the lien RIGHTS of: Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Materials Suppliers, Equipment Rental Companies, Designers, Engineers, Architects, and Manufacturers who provide products, materials, and equipment used in the building and improvement of Real Property. CRM Lien Services, Inc. is licensed and insured. We provide comprehensive service in all 50 states. Don’t trust your documents to someone who may be willing and able but too small to take a chance on to securely protect your job related accounts receivable. CRM “Serving Industries that build America” for over 30 years.

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Preliminary Notice Cycle
Get help understanding how to find the notice or action you may need to take to protect your rights to Claim a Lien or a Bond Claim in all 50 States. Knowing when to file a lien and the need for a preliminary notice becomes easier to understand when using our 50 State Guide. This help page will give you a basic understanding of this tool. However, when in doubt, call us tool free at 1-800-PRELIMS.

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  • If my customer serves a prelim will I be covered? My customer served a prelim on a job and I will be supplying the roofing materials, am I protected under his prelim? Short answer is ABSOLUTELY NOT and there are many possible reasons why you are not protected. To start, the property owner has the ultimate responsibility to become liable to all who participated in the project ...
  • Attorney speaks out on the value of Prelims Jim Wakefield, a seasoned mechanics lien law attorney, at Cummins & White LLP, has recently posted a “Reality Check” for those who may be overlooking the best collections tool for California businesses who supply the local construction industry. Read what Jim reports on the value of the Preliminary Notice for 2016.    
  • An Update on California Lien Laws SB189 will become a California Lien Law in 2012 and the current forms used to release lien rights will become a thing of the past. The new: Conditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment Unconditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment Conditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment Unconditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment contain new language, structure, a ...
  • Want to avoid Unpaid Construction Debt in Minnesota? Here’s a few key facts that are sure to help If you are having trouble collecting payment on a recent construction project performed in the state of Minnesota, you may be thinking about filing a Mechanics Lien Statement. While filing a Mechanics Lien Statement can certainly expedite the collection process and move those who owe you money into payment, you need to be aware that ...