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Waivers/Releases of Lien

A Waiver/Release of Lien is like a receipt. It proves you have been paid for the labor/materials provided. It is given to a general contractor/property owner when you have been paid partially or in full. It’s not called a receipt, because it does one other thing: waives your right to lien for the potion of work represented in the waiver.

There are 4 types of Waiver:

  • Waiver and Release of Lien Upon Progress Payment (Partial Waiver)
    • Used when paid for labor/materials provided up to the specified date. This will not waive future lien rights.
  • CONDITIONAL Waiver and Release of Lien Upon Progress Payment (CONDITIONAL Partial Waiver)
    • Used when promised payment in advance for labor/materials provided up to the specified date. It will be as effective as the unconditioned version once you are paid and funds clear the bank. Until then, you have your lien rights. This will not waive your future lien rights.
  • Waiver and Release upon Final Payment (Final Waiver)
    • Used when you are paid the final payment after finishing the job. Once signed, you waive all your lien rights.
  • CONDITIONAL Waiver and Release of Lien Upon Final Payment (CONDITIONAL Final Waiver)
    • Used when promised the final payment in advance. Until you receive payment and funds clear the bank, you have your lien rights. Once paid, it’s as effective as the unconditioned version waiving all your lien rights.

If you are unsure about a Waiver provided or if you do not know which Waiver to use, contact us. This is why you have a membership with CAA. We’re here to protect your lien rights.