Filing a mechanics lien in Washington can be a complex process requiring you to investigate property records, serve the property owner, file documents with the recorder and generally pay attention to tiny details. Zlien makes the process simple, guiding contractors and suppliers through Washington's requirements, and doing all the work to get their mechanics lien filed electronically.
Already a leader in publishing mechanics lien law alerts and information, Zlien just updated its Washington Mechanics Lien Resources this week to help contractors and suppliers better understand the state's mechanics lien process.
"Information is power for those in the construction industry," says Scott Wolfe Jr, Zlien's CEO. "Our website provides contractors and suppliers an invaluable resource; a single place where they can find reliable resources, forms and information about mechanics lien laws."
The updated mechanics lien resources include:
- Washington Mechanics Lien Frequently Asked Questions
- Washington Preliminary Notice Frequently Asked Questions
- Washington Free Lien Forms
The power of Zlien doesn't stop there, however. Just like TurboTax guides users through complex tax issues to electronically prepare taxes, Zlien has a smart online form that guides contractors and suppliers through the mechanics lien process. After answering the wizard's basic questions, Zlien's system prepares the mechanics lien and electronically records it.
In the state of Washington, mechanics lien claims must be notarized, they must identify the property owner and the property's legal property description, they must be recorded with the correct filing fees, and they must be on a certain sized paper with certain font sizes.
All of these details are handled completely by Zlien.
In the state of Washington, those unpaid for services, labor or materials furnished to a private construction project can file a mechanics lien against the project. A correctly filed lien has a number of effects which help get the claimant paid, as described within a Zlien White Paper titled 5 Ways A Mechanics Lien Gets You Paid.