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AIA Forms G706A
Contractor's Affidavit of
Release of Lien

The AIA Document G706A ™ is the Contractor's Affidavit of Release of Liens. This AIA form supports the AIA Document G706™ in the event that the owner requires a sworn statement of the contractor stating that all releases or waivers of liens have been received.

In such event, it is normal for the contractor to submit AIA forms G706 Contractor's Affidavit of Payment of Debts and Claims and G706A Contractor's Affidavit of Release of Liens™ - along with attached releases or waivers of liens for the contractor, all subcontractors, and others who may have lien rights against the owner's property.

The contractor is required to list any exceptions to the sworn statement provided in the AIA Document G706A™, and may be required to furnish to the owner a lien bond or indemnity bond to protect the owner with respect to such exceptions.

There was a time when the AIA contracts were considered 'the gold standard'. They were the best contracts that could be had without the expense of an attorney.

Unfortunately though the prices on these documents are astronomical - almost like the AIA thinks its forms aren't just the gold standard but that they're actually made of gold!

When you use the G706 and the G706A you'll be paying at minimum $25 for EACH form (with each only allowed to be used once).

You're paying $50 for every contractor/owner contract you need on a project (3 projects would equal $150 - PLUS the cost of the subcontractor contracts you'll need) and those contracts aren't really designed to keep *your* company in mind.

AIA Forms - At one time they were needed but they really aren't now

To top everything off, you get the distinct pleasure of filling in - by hand - those 'golden' documents for every project (bet the owner on a project loves the professionalism of that). :o\

How can they when they're boiler plate?

The cost of AIA documents adds up quick:

  • Monetarily
  • Cramped-hand-from-hand-writing syndrome
  • Pull-out-your-hair-in-extreme-frustration-over-mistakes syndrome, etc.!

And if you choose to use photocopies beware that there's a line of red text at the bottom of the document that warns the user and recipient that if the text isn't red then the document is not original and could be out-of-date.

It's a way for the AIA to ensure that you purchase new forms every time you need one; they know that the red text isn't something you want to put in front of your customers or your subs.

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