Notice of Intent to Lien

A Notice of Intent to Lien (NOI) is a letter that a potential lien claimant can send as a formal warning that he or she may file a mechanics lien. While a handful of states require sending a NOI in order to protect lien rights, this document is usually sent voluntarily. NOIs do not encumber the property. They are generally considered a less expensive, less complicated method for attempting to collect late payment. That being said, NOIs carry less weight than a mechanics lien and are less effective. Learn more about Notices of Intent to Lien.