Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 9, § 4852. Notice

A. Prior to or at the time of entering into a contract for residential home improvements under the provision of this Subpart, the contractor shall deliver to the owner or his authorized agent, for such owner's or agent's signature, written notice in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF LIEN RIGHTS

Delivered this ______ day of ____________, 20___, by ____________________, Contractor.

I, the undersigned owner of residential property located at (street address) in the city of ____________, parish of ____________, Louisiana, acknowledge that the abovenamed contractor has delivered this notice to me, the receipt of which is accepted, signifying my understanding that said contractor is about to begin improving my residential property according to the terms and conditions of a contract, and that in accordance with the provisions of law in Part I of Chapter 2 of Code Title XXI of Title 9 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, R.S. 9:4801, et seq. :

(1) A right to file a lien against my property and improvements is granted to every contractor, subcontractor, architect, engineer, surveyor, mechanic, cartman, truckman, workman, laborer, or furnisher of material, machinery or fixtures, who performs work or furnishes material for the improvement or repair of my property, for the payment in principal and interest of such work or labor performed, or the materials, machinery or fixtures furnished, and for the cost of recording such privilege.

(2) That when a contract is unwritten and/or unrecorded, or a bond is not required or is insufficient or unrecorded, or the surety therefor is not proper or solvent, I, as owner, shall be liable to such subcontractors, materialmen, suppliers or laborers for any unpaid amounts due them pursuant to their timely filed claims to the same extent as is the hereinabove designated contractor.

(3) That the lien rights granted herein can be enforced against my property even though the contractor has been paid in full if said contractor has not paid the persons who furnished the labor or materials for the improvement.

(4) That I may require a written contract, to be recorded, and a bond with sufficient surety to be furnished and recorded by the contractor in an amount sufficient to cover the cost of such improvements, thereby relieving me, as owner, and my property, of liability for any unpaid sums remaining due and owing after completion to subcontractors, journeymen, cartmen, workmen, laborers, mechanics, furnishers of material or any other persons furnishing labor, skill, or material on the said work who record and serve their claims in accordance with the requirements of law.

I have read the above statement and fully understand its contents.

_______________Owner or Agent
_______________Date

B. The notice herein required shall not be considered a condition of the construction contract.


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