Offering Nationwide Protection
For nearly 30 years, Asset Research Services has protected thousands of businesses by helping them secure lien rights. We offer nationwide preliminary notice, notice to owner, and mechanic's lien preparation services at affordable rates.
Mechanics Lien / Claim of Lien
A mechanic's lien is a security interest in the title to property held by any who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property. The lien ensures that the labor and material suppliers are paid first in the event of liquidation of the property.
Preliminary Notice / Notice to Owner
Since time is a large factor in properly securing lien rights, it is important to get preliminary notice requests to ARS as soon as possible. This ensures plenty of time for ARS’s research team to check and update the content of the preliminary notice before it is served.
In the United States, the law requiring contract surety bonds on federal construction projects is known as the Miller Act (40 U.S.C. §§ 3131-3134). The Miller Act requires a contractor on a federal project to post two bonds: a performance bond and a labor and material payment bond. A corporate surety company issuing these bonds must be listed as a qualified surety on the Treasury List, which the U.S. Department of the Treasury issues each year.
Unprecedented Research & Execution
Knowing what form to use, understanding the relevant statutes in each state, that’s just the beginning. In this industry RESEARCH is the most critical aspect, it’s about consistent methodical execution in that research, by highly experienced highly trained verification experts that all together preserves or loses a lien right. The overhead we incur and the procedures we follow so that we can guarantee our work include (and are not limited to):
- Contact the Purchase Contractor to verify involvement
- Contact Permits in the County of Record to verify address
- Contact the General Contractor to verify involvement
- Establish who General Contractor is contracted with
- Verify Property Address is congruent between USPS and County
- If Project is bonded contact Bonding Agent to Verify Bond #
- Check for multiple Bond Companies
- Check if Bond is recorded
- Run Title and
- check for any Title changes or
- Construction Deeds of Trust
- Human eyes on proofing of every DO RESEARCH document before it goes out the door
There’s nothing like the past to predict the future. ARS is a premium notice service: we do not cut corners, we incur a higher overhead to provide the highest quality service, and we would not be thriving in this high-liability business, guaranteeing our work, if we did any less. Many of our customers have learned that hard way (by coming on board with ARS after using a less expensive service) that it is not about the cost per notice: If we look critically at the overall cost of a notice service and consider the write-off and legal costs due to lost noticing rights by the notice service serving that division, we can accurately determine the true cost per notice that service is delivering. If you inquire with our customers about how well ARS has served them on both a business and personal level, we believe you will find that ARS is the national notice service you’ve been looking for. It’s a big challenge to manage lien rights in all fifty (50) states and it takes a trusted partnership. We’ve proven we’re the best to small, medium, national and international clients for years. And we look forward to the opportunity to create a strategic relationship with you.
Call us today at 800-783-9636 to learn more about how Asset Research Services can help you protect your business.
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