About 35 years ago I started asking my subcontractors to provide notarized release of lien for each project they worked on for me. I had no idea I would face such a great deal of resistance. The subcontractors complained and moaned, “No one else asks us for notarized lien releases!”
I would explain that if they provided me with a lien release that wasn’t notarized that I could not prove to my customer that the signature on the release was actually theirs.
Little by little, I was able to convince every subcontractor that a lien release is not legal until notarized.
To this very day, we continue to insisted that our subcontractors provide us notarized lien releases.
Following the law to the letter, with all things you do in your business, may not keep you out of court. But, by following the law to the letter, you won’t see the inside of a courtroom very often if at all.
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