How many jobs will it take to recover your losses from an owner that went bankrupt or a contractor that left town with your draw? RCS has provided Arizona Contractors with preliminary 20-day lien notices since 1991.

RCS is your full service lien company and collection agency specializing in commercial and construction collections. We can help you with a comprehensive package no other company can offer, and for much less.

An Arizona preliminary 20-day notice is a written notice from a potential lien claimant that is given prior to the recording of a mechanic's lien. In short, the 20-day notice requirement is applicable to all potential lien claimants.

The preliminary notice should be given no later than 20 days after the lien claimant first supplied labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools to the job site.

Once we receive your request, RCS, as your limited agent, will prepare and file the required twenty day notice to protect your lien rights. When RCS prepares your notices, you can be confident that we will search your project for property owners, original contractor, construction lender, bonding agent and legal description or other sufficient jobsite description.


Why Hire a Preliminary Lien Service ?

Time is of the essence. If a company does not have the time to thoroughly research Construction Trust Deeds and verification for the project, it can be time consuming and costly. Let us do the research, perfect and protect your Mechanic’s Lien rights for you.

At RCS our primary business is filling preliminary notices. We have access to resources needed to quickly verify the information you provide. After researching the information on the Clients request and we find that a correction needs to be made, i.e. a typo in the address number or misspelling of an owner name, etc., we contact the client, report the findings and make the correction. For reasons stated above, it would be more cost-effective to hire RCS to do the work for you.

Notices & Mechanics Liens

RCS specializes in Preliminary Lien Notices and Mechanics Liens. Do you know the answers to the following questions? Maybe; but it’s important to know the laws behind your questions

  1. What is a Mechanic’s Lien Claim
  2. Who Can File a Mechanics’ Lien Claim
  3. Are “Pre-Notices” for Mechanics’ Lien Claim Required?
  4. Can a Mechanics’ Lien Claim be filed without a pre-notice?
  5. Is it necessary to file a Pre-lien Notice in order to make a claim against a payment Bond
  6. Questions regarding costs of filing Fees.

Also, mechanics lien filing requirements are strictly construed and interpretation can be somewhat confusing. Mistakes in filing a mechanics lien can leave a contractor or supplier without lien rights.

Please refer to our website Click “Resources” and view our 11-page manual for ARIZONA MECHANIC'S LIEN LAWS under Arizona Mechanic's Lien Laws which contains Table of Contents: Introduction, Preliminary 20-Day Notice, Lien Waivers, Recording Mechanic's Liens, Completion, Lien Enforcement, Bond Claims, Stop Notices, Time-Flow Chart. They can also view Lien Laws Basic Summary for the 50 states.

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