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Mechanics lien - Last-line-of-defense protection against non-payment on construction projects

by Alan M. Cohen LLC Debt Collection Lawyer in Boston

If you are thinking mechanics lien is for the mechanics, you are mistaken here. It is a legal tool used to protect workers and suppliers who offer labor and materials used to improve a property. This lien can be filed if they do not get paid and may be able to force the sale of the property to get the payment.

Anyone who has not received payment for the goods and services for the improvement of the property can apply for mechanics lien. To place it on a property, you should provide the property owner with a notice describing the material or service contributed. Then the person has few months to bring a lawsuit to enforce this lien. If the enforcement does not take place by the deadline, the lien is no longer valid. If the lienholder wins the lawsuits, the property can be sold to make the payments.

Who can file for mechanics lien? This is a common question that legal experts have to answer their clients. Professionals who can take advantage of a mechanics lien include carpenters, electricians, plumbers, HVAC providers, architects and civil engineers. Suppliers may include lumberyards, plumbing, and electrical supply houses and offsite fabricators can file to get their money paid.

If you have not been paid, and are considering to file a mechanics lien, get in touch with a legal expert who has good experience in this field as well as in other legal fields including judgment enforcement.

 


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