PARTNER WITH A PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY TO UNDERSTAND THE MULTI-STEP PROCESS OF MECHANICS LIENby Alan M. Cohen LLC Debt Collection Lawyer in Boston
A contractor, subcontractor or a supplier can file a mechanics lien to secure the right compensation for the services, labor or the supplies they have offered. For example, a contractor can file this statutory remedy against the property where they have performed work. Although it is a great tool but its filing involves a series of complicated steps. These steps should be performed efficiently and in the correct order in a specific period of time. The aim of the various steps is to provide proper notification to the owner of the property that the contractor, subcontractor or the supplier has not been paid.
As the different process of mechanics lien is very complicated, taking help of a legal expert is important. Your attorney will help you at every step because navigating the complex guidelines and rules related to the liens can be a challenge.
Here are a few basic requirements which your legal expert will take you through before starting with the process.
- The mechanics lien can be applied on private projects only by the contractors, sub contractors and suppliers.
- In some scenarios, the sub-contactor to give a preliminary notice at the beginning of the work in order to protect their work.
- The lien should be foreclosed in the stipulated time period in order to retain a valid claim. If it is not timely foreclosed, the owner may likely have the lien expunged.
So if you are a contractor or a supplier engaged in a dispute regarding payment for the work performed, get in touch with a professional attorney with relevant experience in mechanics lien, judgment enforcement and more. Working on this process will become a breeze for you.
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