Here’s why you shouldn’t delay sending noticeby Alan M. Cohen LLC Debt Collection Lawyer in Boston
With all the paperwork and deadlines, judicial procedures may seem like a hassle to contractors. However, while it can be troublesome to follow up with all the paperwork, but one shouldn’t neglect to send preliminary notice.
Preliminary notice is necessary for contractors to validate their mechanic’s lien in MA and get paid what they're owed. Therefore, sending a notice isn’t just about the nuisances of legal procedures, but also a vital means to secure payments.
Here are four reasons why sending a preliminary notice is crucial to your lien rights:
It helps to keep up with the deadlines
The deadlines for preliminary notice are inconsistent in every state, but wherever it may be, it can be challenging for you to keep up with the dates among all the other determinants involved. It’s not uncommon for contractors to lose track of their deadlines when they are occupied with other things, that’s why it’s important to send your preliminary notice on the first day, as it helps you take the burden off your chest and saves your lien rights.
Change in notice doesn’t nullify the original notice
The terms and conditions of a contract might be subject to change, however, you shouldn’t delay sending a preliminary notice for reviewing the changes. Most of these changes don’t even require any amendment in the notice and won’t affect the lien. But, if you send the notice past the deadline, any revision in the notice won’t be able to protect your lien rights.
Postal services can be unreliable
If you’re post-mailing a preliminary notice close to the deadlines, it’s likely that it won’t be able to reach the recipient on time. Bad weather conditions, holidays and several other factors can delay the delivery of your notice. So, if you don’t want to leave the validity of your lien rights in the hands of postal services, you must ensure that you send the notice at its earliest.
Sending a notice won’t affect your professional ties
One of the main reasons why contractors don’t prefer sending notices is because they don’t want to damage their business relations with their clients. Contrary to the misconception, sending a notice will only build your business relations as it displays your professionalism.
For all the above reasons and more, sending a preliminary notice at its earliest is important. It helps in making the client informed of the amount you’ve not been paid yet and speeds up the payment process. It’s also important to know that a lien can only be foreclosed on the judgment enforcement of the court after all the paperwork are aligned and all the deadlines are met.
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