Connecticut
Bond or Lien Claim-Private Work

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Document Title: Lien Certificate and Statement of Account.

Scope: State of Connecticut, Private Works.

Time Constraints; Important: You must have served a Notice of Intent to Lien on the owner prooir to the filing of you lien within the statutory time requiremtns or you cannot claim a lien. See Connecticut Lien Warning Notice, Private Work, for more information.

You may file your Lien Certificate and Statement of Account with the Clerk of the Town anytime after service of the Notice of Intent to File a Lien, but within 90 days of ceasing to provide substantial labor, materials or services A copy of the attested Lien Certificate must be served on the owner within 30 days of filing, but in any case before 90 days after the last furnishing.

Perfection: To perfect your mechanic's lien, you must file suit to foreclose the lien within 1 year after filing your Lien Certificate. Foreclosure is in the same manner as a mortgage under Connecticut law. Suit and the Lis Pendens filing must be within one year of filing the Lien Certificate.

Important: A Connecticut Mechanic's Lien may not exceed the price that an owner has agreed to pay for work or materials, and the owner is entitled to credit for payments made in good faith to original contractor before receipt of the Lien Warning Notice.

Payment Bond: Where a Payment Bond has been provided by a surety, after you have filed your Mechanic's Lien file suit against the sureties within the time frame set forth in the bond.

Lien Bond: An owner may make application to the Superior Court for leave to substitute a bond for your lien. The usual remedy is to file to enforce all claims in one suit (see below, Procedures). In any case, we strongly recommend that you attorney hanlde the enforcement actions to perfect your lien claims.

Information Requirements: Program information and information for Exhibits A-D, any additional costs as to legal fees, court costs and interest charges (don't pass these up. Estimate if necessary. Lenders or sureties will reserve only the amount for which you make claim), and the county of the state where the recording will be made.

Form Types: Lien Certificate and Statement of Account, Exhibit’s A-D, if needed and Recorder's Letter.

Procedures: Prepare your documents using the required information. You can file your mechanic's lien immediately.

At this point you are ready to file suit to enforce all of your claims in one action.

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