NC Lein Laws Site Update

As of OCTOBER 19th, there are several new features implemented into the North Carolina Online Lien Agent System (LiensNC). These Phase 2.0 enhancements are a result of listening to your feedback in an effort to make the system more user-friendly than before. An overview of the most notable updates is highlighted in this announcement, including:

Revised Appointment of Lien Agent Form    The modified Appointment of Lien Agent form will be slightly revised in areas that were previously causing confusion for some users. (Ex. Pre-Permit Workers, Contractor Info, etc.) New Appointment fields will include: “Design Professionals” and “Custom Home Contractor.” You will have the ability to simply skip the sections that do not pertain to your project. We think you will find the new Appointment form to be noticeably easier to complete.

Improved Advanced Keyword Search    The two search options will be: Search by Entry Number or Advanced Search. As always, we encourage users to search by the Entry Number, which is the only way to guarantee finding the correct project. Consequently, if the Entry Number is unknown and a keyword is necessary, we are improving the search feature to be more intuitive. The improved Advanced Search feature will look for specific keywords by searching all of the project information.

New Related Filings Report  Another enhancement to the system will be a “Related Filings Report.” This feature will be particularly useful at closing, since it gives the closing attorney/lender/settlement agent a mechanism for generating a project report. The report will list all of the original Appointment details as well as the project’s related Notices and supplemental information. This option will be located in the drop-down action menu for each Appointment filing.

Additional improvements have been recently made to the informational website. Check out the Guide, Resources and FAQs areas! Step-by-step instructions for these new features can be found on the site as well.