You should consider beginning the Payment Bond Claim Process the moment you enter into an agreement to provide labor and/or materials to a Project. One of the most common mistakes is to assume that you will be paid for your work. The better approach is to assume that you will not be paid and to make it a practice to obtain the Payment Bond Information at the outset of the Project and to timely serve all Bond Claim Notices well before your deadlines. Remember, a Payment Bond Claim does not need to be a threatening demand for payment, but instead can also be drafted in a manner that advises the Surety and the General Contractor that the notices are being sent simply to comply with the mandatory Texas Statutes. The Lien Professor’s Payment Bond Claim Kit contains two versions of all Notices: one specifically drafted in a non-confrontational tone and the other as a strong Payment Demand Letter.