The owner paid your customer but your customer won't pay you...
If your customer won't pay you, a properly processed/served Arizona 20 day Preliminary Notice allows you to file a lien on the Owner's property even if the Owner paid your customer.
He can't say that he didn't know you were owed money, because you sent him a 20-day preliminary notice which told him that you are present on the job.
Additional must-know information about Arizona Preliminary 20-Day Lien Notice Forms -
1. Arizona Preliminary 20-Day Lien Notices and conforming to the law
If your Arizona preliminary 20-day lien notice form doesn't have the correct text and/or isn't mailed per Arizona law, you may end up without lien rights
2. Arizona preliminary 20-day lien notices protect your lien rights
If you don't do an Arizona preliminary 20-day lien notice when working on or supplying material/services to a project in Arizona, you may end up without lien rights
3. Arizona 20-day preliminary notices may protect you from being "stiffed" on a construction project
A mechanic's lien may be your last chance to getting paid but if you don't do the Arizona preliminary 20-day lien notice then you'll probably not be able to file a mechanic's lien
4. Arizona Preliminary 20 Day Lien Notices and the Owner's responsibility
If the Owner paid your customer but your customer won't pay you, you'll still file a mechanic's lien on the Owner's property because ultimately it's the Owner's responsibility to make sure you get paid (This is the page you're on right now)
5. Arizona Preliminary 20 Day Lien Notices, the 20 day mark
An explanation of what the "20 days" in the Arizona preliminary 20 day lien notice means and how it affects you
6. Who gets a copy of your Arizona preliminary 20-day lien notice form?
A list of entities who are supposed to receive your preliminary 20-day lien notice and how to go about obtaining that list
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