At PROLIEN, we understand the importance of securing prompt payments to those in the construction industry. We use a Four Step approach for collecting overdue accounts for our clients.
The Four Step Approach to Collecting Receivables:
Step One: Serving a Preliminary Lien Notice.
PROLIEN provides Nationwide research, preparation and service of preliminary notices. By preparing and serving accurate preliminary notices our clients preserve their rights for filing Mechanic’s Liens if not paid in full by their customers.
Unlike the majority of Preliminary Notice companies, we realize that your lien rights can be lost if the information on the preliminary notice is inaccurate. PROLIEN staff follows a rigorous and detailed research method to maximize the accuracy of job site information. Our research continues until our staff is able to independently verify that the information on your preliminary notice is correct.
Step Two: Making a Demand for Payment.
Our service is designed to help you secure overdue payments while maintaining necessary good working relationships with your clients. In the event of slow or non-payment, we work with your customers to give them the opportunity to settle the account before legal action is taken. We will send out a demand letter and then follow-up with your customer by phone to try to resolve the matter. In our experience collections are most effective when the demand letter or telephone call originates from a third party. And by separating yourself from the process, you are able to continue the working relationship that is necessary to complete the job.
Step Three: Filing a Mechanic’s Lien.
If a Mechanic’s Lien is necessary, PROLIEN will file on your behalf. A Mechanic’s Lien, also referred to in different states as a Claim of Lien, Statement of Lien, or simply a Lien, is a claim for payment for services provided by a contractor, supplier or subcontractor for the improvement of real property. When properly recorded, a lien secures the amount you are owed against the property subjected to the lien.
Step Four: Pursuing legal action.
Ultimately, in the event of non-payment, your company can be reassured that we can recommend an experienced Mechanic’s Lien law firms to handle your case.