Perfekt Construction Lien Management

Perfekt provides services to construction professionals seeking to protect their lien rights. Our services include: preliminary notices, construction liens, notice of intents, bond claim filings and more.

With our easy-to-use online system you can send a notice or file a lien in a few minutes per project.

Sign up with Perfekt and ensure that your lien rights are protected.

         Construction Lien Services

Once you are signed up, all we need is:

  • First and last day of work
  • Property Address
  • Hiring Party Name
  • Price of labor/materials

After you submit a service order, Perfekt will take care of everything:

  • Tracks the project through the entire construction lien process
  • Ensures the service order input is correct
  • Researches the property’s legal description and owners
  • Compiles and perfects the notice and lien forms
  • Collects signature and notarizes the construction lien (if needed)
  • Serves the proper documents to the homeowner
  • Filing on the construction lien with the county (if needed)
  • Distributes copies of the notice and lien forms to the all parties involved
  • Archives the construction lien and postal proof
  • Monitors the project’s statutory deadlines
  • Alerts you when it’s time to escalate services to maintain lien rights


Construction Lien Services

 

Preliminary Notice: (Pre-Lien) is a document, that is used as a communication tool to inform all parties involved - the property owner, contractor and/or supplier - of their construction lien rights. This notice also gives an estimated dollar amount of the project. More often then not, the preliminary notice is a required first step to maintaining lien rights. Although some projects may not require this notice, serving a pre-lien on every project removes the gray area, improves communication, and improves payment practices for all parties. Generally speaking, a preliminary notice will not hurt your lien rights, it will only strengthen them.

Secondary Notice: (Notice of intent to file lien) is a document that is sent to a property owner and hiring party when payment is past due. This notice spells out the fact that payment has not been received, and lays out the intent to file a lien if not paid within a certain period of time. Sending a secondary notice can reduce the need to file a lien. In certain states, such as Wisconsin, a notice of intent is required before a lien can be placed on a property. We have found, from our clients’ projects in Wisconsin, that this notice often gets them promptly paid, ultimately removing the need for filing a lien and clouding title. We believe that the secondary notice is a great collection tool that improves communication to deliver prompt payment. 

Construction Lien: (Mechanics lien) To put it simply, a construction lien is an instrument to ensure contractors and suppliers get paid for the work they have completed. A construction lien is a document that is served and filed with a county to hold a security interest in a real property for unpaid bills arising from a construction project or other form of work of improvement. The creditor - contractor or supplier - has the right to file a lien on the property if the bill is not paid within a specified period of time. The lien will "cloud" the property title and make it difficult for the owner to sell or refinance until the lien has been satisfied. If the contractor or supplier is still not paid after filing the lien, in order to obtain the amount owed, they can enforce the lien by filing a lawsuit to foreclose on the property.  

Satisfaction of Lien: A document, showing that payment has been received for the amount of the lien, which is filed at the county to release a construction lien from a particular property. The satisfaction ultimately clears that property’s title. 

Bond Claim: Similar to a Lien, a bond claim is a useful tool when unpaid on a state, county or municipal construction project. To recover payment, a supplier or contractor can file a claim with the surety bond company.




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