A Nebraska mechanic’s lien is a means by which unpaid contractors and suppliers can make a claim against a client’s property to demand overdue payment. The document should include the property description, the dollar amount the claimant is seeking, a statement of what labor, materials, or services were provided, and the date they were last furnished. If the claimant fails to recover payment, a foreclosure lawsuit may be filed against the property owner within two (2) years of filing the mechanic’s lien.
Unlike some other states, Nebraska does not require a preliminary notice; however, serving a preliminary notice informs a property owner that the contractor or supplier working on the property is aware of their lien rights should any issues arise. Once recorded, a copy of the lien must be sent to the owner within ten (10) days.