Signed a authorization request from lumber yard to obtain a lien on the house in the event of a payment issue regarding materials. Badly. Once the project started the trusses were ordered. Shortly there after we received a letter from the lumber yard asking for a permission of lien in the event of a failure to pay. We signed this and returned it to the lumber yard.
This eventually gave the lumber yard permission to place a lien on our home for the price of all materials delivered (both paid and unpaid) when we questioned the builder’s costs of changes and additional materials. This lien, actually gave our builder a way to charge us for excess materials delivered to our site that were either improperly used and discarded. He also attempted to use this as a way to obtain additional funds for work that was not authorized. Should have paid the lumber yard in full for the materials with a check and not signed the request for permission to lien. This was one of the single worst things we did.
From there as materials were shipped to the site, pay for them as required by the lumber yard. However, in this way, they can’t just easily file a lean against your home and force you to pay. This of course would be handled by an estate management expert.