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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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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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  • Proprietary Release Forms When using the Mechanics Lien Laws one must be concerned about the method or form they use to “Release their RIGHT to a Lien”. Many states have adopted PROPRIETARY LANGUAGE in the structuring of these forms and have laws which insist that these Proprietary Forms, or at the very least, the incorporation of proprietary language ...
  • A Right to Lien So let’s start this discussion by clearing away some common misconceptions about the purpose of the Mechanics Lien. The Mechanics Lien is a legal instrument designed to protect your unpaid balances on a construction project where you qualified to have a right to lien. The key here is understanding how someone “Qualifies”. The following are some ...
  • One Job, One Client, One Preliminary Notice Seems like a pretty straight forward concept. However, the “One Client” piece is often the cause for oversight when attempting to protect your lien rights on a very large project with lots of construction activity. So let’s break it down by displaying a few possibilities that can exist which will require that you serve multiple preliminary ...
  • Customer Friendly Notices Most of the fear clients experience when considering using the “Preliminary Notice Process” is that they will offend their client. This fear has some merit if the Preliminary Notice is not properly explained. So the first challenge is to remove this fear by emphasizing the benefits your customer, as well as your customer’s customer, receive ...