District of Columbia Mechanics Lien
Lien Waivers, Lien Releases, & Construction Forms
Free Consultation 800-995-9434. Directly with Owner Bernie (9am-9pm PST)
Three Ways to Order:
1) Immediate Download. Do-it-Yourself. Mechanics lien forms and other documents are “fillable” and re-usable PDF’s (unlimited license) with free updates for life. Fill-in the boxes and print.
2) Lien Filing Service. We do everything. Search title; prepare the construction lien; verify owners; get legal description; notarize; two-day overnight to recorder; and mail certified.
District of Columbia Mechanic Lien Time Deadlines (2018-2019)
When lien forms must be filed and served. Includes a discussion of how to legally count the days.
District of Columbia Mechanics Lien Law with Instructions (2018-2019)
A detailed District of Columbia Mechanics Lien Law Summary by a construction attorney.
Includes a How-to Guide: who, what, how, and where to file/serve.
How to Get Paid Guide
(Free Mechanics Lien Manual)
Mechanics Lien Forms
If Your Contract is With the Owner
For general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers dealing directly with the owner. You are considered a “general” for purposes of mechanic’s lien law, regardless of your license status.
Pre-Lien Notices & Procedures
All General Lien Forms. Discount Package
If Your Contract is With the Prime Contractor or Another Sub
For general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers dealing directly with the prime contractor or another subcontractor. You are considered a “sub” for purposes of mechanic’s lien law, regardless of your license status.
Pre-Lien Notices and Procedures
All Sub / Supplier Lien Forms. Discount Package
Lien Releases and Lien Waivers
Lien Waiver Forms. Defined as giving up the right in the future to file a mechanic’s lien based on a progress draw or final payment.
Release of Lien. Striking from the record a mechanic’s lien already filed after receiving final payment.
Change Order Forms. Forms for all situations, including extras agreed and signed by both parties, confirmation of a verbal field directive and doing work under protest to preserve your right to extra compensation.
Additional Work Protest$25Same as above, but you are not preparing a change order at all. You are responding to what someone has sent you. Namely, you have received a written directive telling you to do extra work outside the contract and are expected to do it without extra compensation. This form allows you to respond to that directive. You agree to do it, but reserve rights for future extra compensation or damages. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Change Order Confirmation$35Use when the parties have agreed the work is an extra, but have not necessarily agreed on all terms. In other words, everyone understands the work will be treated as a c/o request and extra compensation paid, but not exactly how much. The primary purpose is to confirm the work will be treated as an extra. Once that is settled, the courts will then determine the reasonable additional cost. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Change Order Discount Package$125All the change order forms in this section, together with a construction change order record sheet, log and Law Manual. Comes with free consultation.Add to cart
Field Change Order Confirmation (full size)$25This covers the same situation as in 2 above, except the construction change order language has been abbreviated. This is because it is used on the spot in the field (usually kept in the truck of the job superintendent or contractor) opposed to being prepared in the office. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Field Change Order Confirmation (half size)$20Same as 3 above except it is been pruned down even further in a "mini" change order template to fit on ½ of the page. This allows you to have it printed on tablet form and carried by your personnel in the field. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Non-responsibility For Change Order$25When you suspect someone is doing additional work without your consent and you, or the owner, do not want to be responsible for paying for it as an extra. A c/o construction non-liability statement. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Notice of Extra Work Performed Under Protest$35You have been told to do further work outside the base contract or bid, but the other side refuses to agree it as an extra or that you get additional compensation. So you prepare this change order form describing the extra work and send it to them for the record. It lets them know you will be doing the work under protest (so as not to jeopardize scheduling of the overall job). In other words, reserving your legal rights to claim additional compensation at a later time. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Request For Change Order Quote$25When you are considering whether to make a change to the drawings or contract. In asks a subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, or supplier to give a quote. You can decide if it is worth going forward at their price. You start by sending this change order form. After it is filled-out and sent back, you can decide to approve it or not. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Request For Signed Change Order.$25Use when you have sent out a change order request for signature, but it has not been returned. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Standard Change Order$35Use it when the parties have agreed on all important terms, including description of the work, price, payment terms, and time for commencement and completion. It has a default provision: If the price is not stated, it automatically reverts to a cost-plus change order form based on the same P. and O. (profit and overhead) percentage and labor rates as in the original contract. Comes with Legal Manual and Change Order Record Sheet and Log. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Lawsuit to Foreclose Mechanic’s Lien
Lien Lawsuit Forms
For claims above small claims jurisdiction. A lien will be void unless you bring a lawsuit to foreclose. This traditionally meant hiring an attorney at great cost. But we have developed a Kit that has all the required attorney-prepared forms so you can–with our help–bring the lawsuit yourself. With these templates, hundreds have done it themselves successfully. Complete Kit with pleadings from instituting the lawsuit, discovery, and briefs. Includes: Complaint (the lawsuit, with causes of action for breach of contract, common counts, unjust enrichment, and foreclosure of mechanic’s lien); Notice of Pending Action (prevents sale or re–finance); Order for Stay Pending Completion of Arbitration; Answer to Cross-Complaint; Discovery (interrogatories and document inspection demands); Answering other parties discovery requests; and Sample Trial / Arbitration / Mediation Brief. Although we cannot be your lawyer, we are available to answer questions during the process. Not available in Hawaii, New Hampshire, and Delaware. Note: Samples below are the first documents in the Kit.
Lawsuit Kit for General Contractor.$250All forms/templates above to foreclose a mechanic's lien in court. Includes all consultation. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Lawsuit Kit for Subcontractor.$250All forms/templates above to foreclose a mechanic's lien in court. Includes all consultation. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Small Claims Kit$45Quick and easy way to collect for smaller amounts. The most comprehensive Kit on the Internet. Prepared by a construction trial attorney. Includes 24 pages of tips, pointers, and how-to details: Exhibits; direct testimony; cross-examination; dealings with the judge; handling an emotionally adverse party; do's and don'ts; scripts of what to say; opening and closing arguments; and much more. Any contractor that can argue his/her case can use it effectively.Add to cart
District of Columbia Home Improvement Contract
Commercial Construction Contracts.
Commercial Construction Contract (between general contractor and owner)$75Contractor agreements between the prime and owner as to commercial projects. Includes 3 separate contracts for one price: 1) Lump sum, 2) Cost-Plus, and 3) T & M. These construction contract templates have serious legal consequences and therefore detailed provisions are included. Also includes: Construction Policies Sheet; List of Contract Documents; Special Order Attachment; Cost-Plus Itemization Worksheet; T and M Itemization Worksheet. Free consultation. All editable in Word. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Commercial Construction Contract (design-build)$75A contract construction form specifically created for design-build projects. A construction agreement contract for practical everyday use. Also includes: Construction Policies Sheet; List of Contract Documents; Special Order Attachment; Free consultation. Also re-usable in Word. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Subcontract Agreement (favoring the general contractor)$75A subcontractor contract between a general contractor and sub with provisions benefiting the GC. Can be used for residential and commercial projects. Also includes: Construction Policies Sheet; List of Contract Documents; Special Order Attachment. Free consultation. All editable in Word. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Subcontract Agreement (favoring the subcontractor)$75A subcontractor contract between a general contractor and sub with provisions benefiting the subcontractor. Usable for residential and commercial projects. Also includes: Construction Policies Sheet; List of Contract Documents; Special Order Attachment. Free consultation. All editable in Word. View Sample PDFAdd to cart
Settlement Agreement For Construction Dispute
Full Settlement and Release Agreement$45After signature and payment, any dispute will be finally resolved and no further claims, back-charges, damages, losses, disputed change orders, warranties, claims against a bond or license, lawsuits, or mechanic’s liens can be asserted. Can be used in any situation to resolve a construction dispute--whether before or after a lawsuit. Under "We Prepare", we and our attorney will custom draft the Agreement to protect you rights, with unlimited consultation and revisions. SampleView Sample PDFAdd to cart
Bullet Proof Contract Clauses Kit.
Indispensable clauses prepared by a construction attorney to help protect your rights to the full extent of the law, receive payment, and prevent disputes. Place in your standard contract, insert in an addendum, or use when preparing a new contract. Includes these important subjects: “Pay-If-Paid” and “Pay-When-Paid” clauses; change orders; when payment is due; temporary work stoppage for non-payment; lien waivers; termination at the convenience of the general (not included in clauses for subs); adequate assurances, joint checks; interest and finance charges; definition of substantial completion; matching materials; supervision; duties of the parties; punch lists; industry tolerances; delays; damages; insurance; commencement; clean-up; attorneys’ fees; indemnity; arbitration; warranties; and others.
Two ways to order: a) Immediate Download. Do-it-Yourself, and b) We prepare. After you fill-out a questionnaire, e-mail or fax a copy of your standard contract and our attorney will re-draft according to your specifications and also insert new clauses you desire. Unlimited editing.
(A) Kit for General Contractor—Contract with the Owner (Favoring General)$45Add to cart
(B) Kit for General Contractor—Contract with a Subcontractor (Favoring General).$45Add to cart
(C) Kit for Subcontractor—Contract with the General (Favoring the Sub).$45Add to cart
Attorney Prepared Contracts
A 100% custom prepared contract$350A 100% custom prepared contract to your exact specifications by our construction attorney. Tailored to your unique situation. Unlimited revisions. Can be used over and over again in the future.Add to cart
The #1 way to prevent disputes and stop someone from changing their mind or denying what was agreed upon. This is so crucial, we offer the Kit free with the purchase of any form. Call (800) 995-9434, or e-mail us at Info.NationalLienLaw@gmail.com. All four forms will be e-mailed back to you. The Kit contains:
Memo of Verbal Conversation
Confirm what was said in a phone or in-person conversation. Great to “nail down” requests for extra work. Mail or e-mail it to substantiate any understandings.
Memo of Informal Meeting
Same as above, as to an informal in-person meeting, usually at the job site.
General or multi-purpose memo used for almost any purpose.
If you get a letter or memo from someone and disagree as to its statements.