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Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice as a general contractor for a residential project in New Jersey, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB)
60 days from last furnishing

Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB)

A Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB) is only for general contractors working on residential projects. SunRay works with a New Jersey-based construction law firm that assists with filing these liens.
 
 1. The Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien also called NUB, must be started before the 60th day from the last furnishing of labor and/or materials. It is important to file the NUB as soon as you can because the process to file the lien can take some time. Best business practice is to file the NUB by the 40th day from last furnishing labor and/or materials because the Demand for Arbitration needs to be received by the American Arbitration Association before the 60th day from the last furnishing date.
 
 2.  The American Arbitration Association has 30 days to make a decision as to whether the subcontractor/supplier has lien rights and how much the subcontractor/supplier is entitled to lien for.  Once this determination is made by the American Arbitration Association, a lien must be filed with the courts within 10 days.  All of the above must happen within 120 days of the last furnishing of labor and/or materials.
 
 3.  The lawsuit to establish a claim of lien must be filed either one year from the completion of work or within 30 days of the owner's demand to initiate the lawsuit. Once the claim is resolved, you have 30 days to discharge the lien.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for subcontractors to send a Preliminary Notice in New Jersey for residential projects, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
As soon as possible

Arbitration Awarded Construction Lien (Residential Only)

After the Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB) has been filed and the award from the American Arbitration Association has been given, the lien may be requested and must be recorded within 10 days.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement in New Jersey to send a Preliminary Notice on a residential project, it is the best business practice to do so as a supplier. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB)
60 days from last furnishing

Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB)

A Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB) is only for suppliers working on residential projects. SunRay works with a New Jersey-based construction law firm that assists with filing these liens.
 
 1. The Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien also called NUB, must be started before the 60th day from the last furnishing of labor and/or materials. It is important to file the NUB as soon as you can because the process to file the lien can take some time. Best business practice is to file the NUB by the 40th day from last furnishing labor and/or materials because the Demand for Arbitration needs to be received by the American Arbitration Association before the 60th day from the last furnishing date.
 
 2.  The American Arbitration Association has 30 days to make a decision as to whether the subcontractor/supplier has lien rights and how much the subcontractor/supplier is entitled to lien for.  Once this determination is made by the American Arbitration Association, a lien must be filed with the courts within 10 days.  All of the above must happen within 120 days of the last furnishing of labor and/or materials.
 
 3.  The lawsuit to establish a claim of lien must be filed either one year from the completion of work or within 30 days of the owner's demand to initiate the lawsuit. Once the claim is resolved, you have 30 days to discharge the lien.

Lien
As soon as possible

Arbitration Awarded Construction Lien (Residential Only)

After the Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB) has been filed and the award from the American Arbitration Association has been given, the lien may be requested and must be recorded within 10 days by the supplier on the New Jersey residential project.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice for general contractors on commercial projects to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the New Jersey project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Lien Request

A lien on a commercial project must be filed by the general contractor within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to he New Jersey commercial job.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although subcontractors are not legally required to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so for commercial jobs. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the New Jersey project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Lien Request

Subcontractors must file a lien on a commercial project in New Jersey within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice as a supplier, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the New Jersey residential project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Lien Request

A lien on a commercial project must be filed by the supplier within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the commercial project in New Jersey.

What is your role on the project?
Statutory Documents are not required for General Contractors
Preliminary Notice
20 days from first furnishing

Preliminary Notice (Municipalities City or Town Projects)

A Preliminary Notice must be send by the subcontractor prior to furnishing any work or materials to the state project in New Jersey.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be filed by the subcontractor on the state job within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the New Jersey project.

Lien Upon Funds
60 days from last furnishing

Lien Upon Funds

A Lien Upon Funds must be filed on the state job by the subcontractor anytime before work is completed or within 60 days after completion of the New Jersey project.

Preliminary Notice
Prior to performing

Preliminary Notice (Municipalities City or Town Projects)

In New Jersey, a Preliminary Notice must be sent by the supplier prior to furnishing labor and/or materials to the state project.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

In New Jersey, a Claim on Bond must be filed within 90 days of the supplier last furnishing labor and/or materials to the state job.

Lien Upon Funds
60 days from last furnishing

Lien Upon Funds

A Lien Upon Funds must be filed by the supplier anytime before work on the New Jersey state job is completed or within 60 days after completion.

What is your role on the project?
Statutory Documents are not required for General Contractors
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice for federal projects, it is best practice for subcontractors to do so. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Miller Act Notice

Miller Act Notice needs to be sent by the subcontractor 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the federal project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for suppliers to send a preliminary notice, it is best practice to do so for federal projects. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Miller Act Notice

A Miller Act Notice is required to be sent by the supplier 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the federal project.

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