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When you buy or sell a house, during the lien process, a lien waiver is a form from a contractor, subcontractor, or any other parties to your construction project mentioning they have fully received your payment and waive any future lien rights to your property Usually there are 4 types of lien waivers as follows:
Conditional waiver on progress payment
The safest lien waiver for the contractors, this kind of waiver usually specifies that if they have fully been paid to date ,and that includes no return or stopped payment checks, the lien waiver is an effective proof against any lien claim on the property.
Unconditional waiver on progress payment
This lien waiver releases all owners rights through a specific date unconditionally and that includes no return or stopped payment checks.
Conditional waiver on final payment
This releases all owners rights to file a lien if they have fully been paid to date and that includes no return or stopped payment checks.
Unconditional final waiver final payment
The safest waiver for house or project owners, this lien waiver usually releases all rights of the contractors to place a lien on the owners property unconditionally. It is immaterial if the payment check has been returned or stopped payment. Contractors should issue this type of release only when they are positive their work is done and the payment has cleared their bank. Owners should demand this release when they are fully paid. Some states allow an unconditional release on final payment that is used to get the final payment. It is an inherent vagary in the lien release law.
But in America, some states only use a conditional lien waiver on progress payment and an unconditional lien waiver on final payment.