When Should A “Notice To Owner” Be Given?

The Notice to Owner can be given at any time, but it only authorizes the lien claimant to claim a lien for services, materials, or equipment supplied in a given period of time.

With new construction on a single-family residence, only services, materials, and equipment supplied after providing the notice, and for the ten (10) days before the notice, can serve as the basis for a lien.

In all other cases, the lien can be claimed for services, materials, and equipment supplied after the notice and for the sixty (60) day period before providing the notice.

Kristal M. Cowger, Attorney at Law

Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.

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