Unconditional Mechanic’s Lien Release Form

The Unconditional Mechanic’s Lien Release is considered proof that the contractor has received progress payment for work, materials, or labor supplied in full. This mechanic’s lien form makes a proprietor (or financial institution) no longer liable for the debt compensation. The creation of the release of liability form is regulated by each state differently. Thus it is recommended to look into the details before the form completion. In most cases, the form does not require notarization.

The difference between Unconditional and Conditional Waivers is that the latter is signed before the lienor is paid the debt. The one intending to create a Conditional Release has to ensure that they have received proof that the progress payment will actually be delivered.

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When to Use Unconditional Mechanic’s Lien Release

A Mechanic’s Lien will be attached to the homeowner’s real property title, making it technically impossible to sell the premises. Keep in mind that the UMLR is always created before the actual lien is filed. Once the laborer has signed the form, they affirm to have gotten the money and release or waive the right to lien the property immediately. Before appending the signature, ensure that:

  • All the essential information in the document is accurate (including names and job location).
  • Compare the amount of money you were supposed to receive and the actual monetary funds transmitted by the homeowner. The payment should be confirmed not only by the direct contractor but also but by the subcontractor and material suppliers.
  • Your waiver complies with the local laws of where the premises are located, even if the direct contractor is based in a different jurisdiction.

Suppose the homeowner has successfully paid the last part of the progress payment. In that case, a completed unconditional mechanic’s lien release will serve as evidence that all money-related issues between the parties have been resolved and there is no legal disagreement. Usually, the lienholder is supposed to deliver the release within 90 days.

After getting the paper, the property owner should record the release at the county recorder’s office. It will serve as an official indication of their full right to sell the place.

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Filling Out an Unconditional Mechanic’s Lien Release

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Study the Introductory Statements

The claimant is supposed to have received a complete sum of money. As the document waives and releases the right to lien the real estate, it is enforceable against the contractor who signs it before being paid.

Input the Identifying Information

Insert the claimant’s and the customer’s names, job location, the owner, and the date of this paper becoming valid.

Indicate the Payment Amount

The contractor is supposed to look into the paper’s details again and confirm to have received a designated amount of monetary funds in full.

Sign the Form

The claimant should provide their title and signature and date the Lien Release. Once they have appended the signature, the lien, stop payment notice, and payment bond rights (the laborer has for service provided) are waived and released.

It is worth mentioning that the document does not affect retentions, extras not paid off yet, and specific contract rights.

Published: Jan 18, 2021