A lien release allows an entity or individual that owns property to waive any debt that was owed on their behalf and was attached to their property. A lien can effect the sale or lease of real estate as a title company will most likely request that the payment be secured before any transaction.
After the payment has been made, the lien may be cleared with the County Registry of Deeds.
Contractor’s (Mechanic’s) Lien Release – This lien would be used when mechanic has repaired a vehicle of any type and is now awaiting payment. Once full payment has been secured by the mechanic, this form would be completed to release the motor vehicle back to the owner.
IRS Lien Release (Form 12277) – For the purpose of formally asking the Internal Revenue Service to relinquish a debt that has been filed on a property.
Mortgage Lien Release – If a lien has been filed by a mortgagee and the balance has been paid then a release may be requested and filed.
Partial Release of Lien – Is a waiver and release of lien upon progress during a work contract, usually for construction, that is met upon payment by the owner of the company.
How to Write
Step 1 – Download the document –
- Read all of the information at the top of the page in bold
Step 2 – Identifying Information – Provide the following:
- Name of Claimant
- Name of Customer
- Job location
- Provide the through date in mm/dd/yyyy format
Step 3 – Check one – (carefully read each paragraph prior to making the applicable selection
- Conditional Waiver and Release
- Unconditional Waiver and Release (If this is the selection, enter the amount the claimant has received)
Step 4 – Exceptions –
- Read all of this section 1 through 3
Step 5 – Signatures – Enter the following:
- Claimant’s Signature
- Claimant’s Title
- Date of signature in mm/dd/yyyy format