South Carolina

South Carolina 

South Carolina Private Projects
Notice Req.
Intent to Lien
Lien Req.
Prime Contractor

A “Notice of Project Commencement” should be filed within fifteen (15) days from the start of work.

Not Required

A Construction Lien commonly known asNotice of Mechanic’s Lien (Claimant with Direct Contract with Owner)” is required to be recorded ninety (90) days of last on the property.

Sub Contractor

If the Prime Contractor has recorded a “Notice of Project Commencement” a subcontractor should send a “Notice of Furnishing Labor or Materials” at start of project. 

Not Required

A Construction Lien commonly known as Notice of Mechanic’s Lien (Claimant without Direct Contract with Owner)” is required to be recorded ninety (90) days of last on the property.

A Construction Lien commonly known asNotice of Mechanic’s Lien (Claimant with Direct Contract with Owner)” is required to be recorded ninety (90) days of last on the property.

Suppliers/Other

If the Prime Contractor has recorded a “Notice of Project Commencement” a subcontractor should send a “Notice of Furnishing Labor or Materials” at start of project.

Not Required

A Construction Lien commonly known as Notice of Mechanic’s Lien (Claimant without Direct Contract with Owner)” is required to be recorded ninety (90) days of last on the property.

South Carolina

Notice of Furnishing, Notice of Project Commencement,

 

1. Does South Carolina have any preliminary notice requirements to secure your lien rights?

Yes!   In South Carolina if you are not directly contracted by the owner of the property in order to secure your lien rights you must send a Notice of Furnishing Labor and Materials.  This notice should be send at the commencement of the job.

File a Notice of Furnishing Labor and Materials

 

2. Will South Carolina law need any notice or filing prior to work done on the site?

General contractors should file a Notice of Project Commencement, which provides significant protection to general contractors from liens filed by remote claimants.

File a Notice of Project Commencement

 

3. If a Notice of Project Commencement was filed by the General Contractor and I don’t send a Notice of Furnishing Labor and Material can I lose my lien rights?

Yes, your lien rights may be restricted if a Notice of Furnishing Labor and materials is not sent.

File a Notice of Furnishing Labor and Materials

 

4. What is the deadline for filing a claim of lien on a property?

90 consecutive calendar days after the last day on which you supplied labor or materials for the project.

File a Mechanics Lien Now!

 

5. What is the deadline to start a lien foreclosure?

6 months after the last day the claimant provided labor or materials for the project.

 

6. Who all are not protected by the lien law of South Carolina?

First a lien must exceed $5,000.00

All parties can lien a property in the event that they are not paid.

File a Notice of Mechanic’s Lien Now

 

7.  When is my last day of work so that I can file a lien to get paid?

The last day claimant furnishes labor, materials or services under the contract.  Which then initiates the 90 day Notice of Mechanic’s Lien.

File a Notice of Mechanic’s Lien Now!

 

8. Will My Lien Have Priority Over Pre-Existing Mortgages or Construction Loans?

No.

South Carolina State Projects
Notice Requirements
Lien Requirements
Prime Contractor

Not Required

A Construction Lien commonly known as “NOTICE OF MECHANIC’S LIEN (CLAIMANT WITH DIRECT CONTRACT WITH OWNER)” should be recorded within ninety days (90 days) of last furnishing labor and/or material.

Suppliers/Other

Not Required

A Construction Lien commonly known as “Notice of Mechanic’s Lien (Claimant without Direct Contract with Owner)” should be recorded within ninety days (90 days) of last furnishing labor and/or material.

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