Every state has a separate statute which dictates what qualifies as a valid mechanics lien. Some are very precise in requirements, while others can be vague and left up to the courts to fill in…Read More
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Once a lien has served its purpose and resulted in the claimant being paid, it still hangs around on the property record unless something is done to remove it. Obviously, a property owner that has paid the…Read More
Mechanics liens are one of the most powerful tools to protect against the risk of nonpayment on construction projects. But, like with all tools, there are certain situations in which the effectiveness of the mechanics lien…Read More
Notice deadlines can cause headaches for parties in the construction industry. Since the deadlines often have significant consequences for mechanics lien rights, or rights/obligations related to others’ mechanics liens, they should be paid attention to and marked in your calendar…Read More
This article was originally posted on March 1, 2012. This post (and the download it links to) has been updated to reflect changes in lien laws since that time.
(Note that this chart is for parties that have…Read More
In the construction industry, it is not odd for owners of multiple parcels of land to hire one contractor to work on all parcels through separate contracts. Despite the multiple contracts, Ohio courts, if certain requirements are met,…Read More
Have you ever tried to figure out how how to file a mechanics lien? Or even just when to file a lien?
The point is this: mechanics liens are complicated. But they’re too important to give up on. The mechanics…Read More
Texas lien law is generally considered to be the most burdensome and confusing in the country. The intent of lien laws is to provide a statutory remedy to secure payment for labor and/or…Read More
In the business world, everything is a negotiation. The construction world is no different, and when in a negotiation, the side with the most leverage is in the best position. Filing a mechanics lien can give you…Read More
Mechanics liens are powerful tools to get parties in the construction industry paid. While there are several steps that parties on the top of the payment chain have to challenge the mechanics lien, or otherwise get the lien removed from the property,…Read More