Download interim and final lien waiver and release forms, notices and other mechanics lien forms for Tennessee contractors, suppliers, and sub-trades.
Q. Who is entitled to a lien under Tennessee laws?
A. Any person or company who has furnished labor, materials or equipment to improve or contribute to improvement to real estate has a lien, and the lien attaches 'from the time of the visible commencement of operations'. 'Improvement' is defined as creating a change to real property, cleaning it up, or enhancing or embellishing it. This usually means construction or renovations, but it also includes landscaping and similar activities.
Q. What is the deadline for enforcing a lien?
A. The general contractor and any other lienholder who contracted directly with the property owner must file a Notice of Lien within 90 days from the date of completion or from the date the last materials or services were supplied. They then have 1 year from the completion date or date of last supply to file suit to enforce the lien.
Remote contractors (any party who does not have a direct contract with the owner) only have lien rights if the improvements were done to commercial property, because indirect liens do not attach to residential properties. Remote contractors must serve both the owner and the prime contractor with a Notice of Nonpayment within 90 days of the date of completion/last supply.
Tennessee contractors, have you been paid for all labor, materials and services that you provided to a construction project? Prepare your Affidavit and Receipt of Contractor with this easy template.
In the Affidavit, the contractor attests that all contractors and subcontractors who provided labor or materials to a construction site have been paid or will be paid within 10 days of invoice date, and that the owner has paid the contract price in full.
Do you get paid monthly on your construction projects, or do you have to request a draw for each progress payment? Whatever your payment schedule is, use this template to prepare your interim Conditional Waiver and Release for each payment period.
The release only comes into effect on the condition that the payment is honored by the bank on which it is drawn.
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