Tennessee
Notice of Commencement-Private Works

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Document Title: Notice of Commencement of Furnishing Labor, Materials or Equipment.

Scope: State of Tennessee, Private Works

Time Constraints: Warning: If the project is a single residence or duplex in which the owner resides, you can not have lien rights unless you are the general contractor of the project. The sole exception is when the owner is also the general contractor. All other types of commercial private jobs may be liened.

A Tennessee Notice of Commencement of Furnishing need be served only if you have a direct contractual relationship with the owners. Before commencement of your furnishing of labor, materials or services serve the owner (and sureties, if any exist) by personal service or certified mail.

As always, to establish your rights in advance and advise the owner of your existence, we strongly urge you to send this notice no matter what your relationship with the owner.

Information Requirements: The information required by program and whether you intend to send an owner cover letter.

Form Types: Notice of Commencement of Furnishing Labor, Materials or Equipment, Exhibits A-D (if needed) and Owner Letter (if used).

Procedures: Enter the program data, including Additional Legal Parties or Releases for Other Companies. Copies of all of the forms (less the Owner Cover Letter) must be sent to all legal owners and sureties, if they exist. Sending to the general contractors and your customer is optional (unless they are the owners or sureties).

When in doubt, file your lien claim immediately.

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