It’s important to preserve your lien rights on every remodeling job. This avoids people not getting paid by the those overseeing the purse strings. Each state has a different name for these contracts and different timing requirements, but Michael Stone from Mark Up and Profit recommends looking into your state’s laws and making sure to file a preliminary notice on every job allowed.
Contractors often make this mistake at the beginning of a job, thinking that their client will be honest. Most contractors end up not bringing something unpleasant up at the beginning of a working relationship. However, when the relationship is good, it is the best time to bring up somewhat unpleasant matters.