The procedures for removing the mechanics’ liens exception are outlined below, but these procedures must not just be followed by rote. The agent must apply common sense to each transaction before removing the exception. Different rules apply for different situations, such as:
• When the property is unimproved or has been improved for some time.
• When construction on the property is imminent.
• When construction has recently been completed.
• Construction begun before recording.
• Owner’s policies.