Warns the owner that you will be filing a mechanic’s lien if payment is not made within 10 days. Hopefully, it will create a serious dialog for settlement. Come up with your bottom line amount to settle and be prepared to offer it if the owner is negotiating in good faith. Remember that the last thing an owner wants is a lien on their property — it jeopardizes title, interferes with their relationship with the construction lender, and prevents refinancing or sale. This notice is worded in a non-threatening manner so as to capitalize on this situation, with the owner knowing that you are required by law to file a lien within a set period of time or lose your lien rights.