[Sarcasm Alert]. You may not have noticed, but we’re big believers in the power of the mechanics lien. It’s not in our heads either. We conducted a survey of mechanics lien claimants from 2011 and found that filing a mechanics lien is a very, very effective collections mechanism.
So, really, what are you waiting for?
A while back I wrote an article here titled “Promises to Pay Mean Squat To Your Mechanics Lien Deadlines.” The point of that article is pretty evident, and it’s a point that will never grow old. In the construction industry, you’re going to be promised payment. Relying on these promises and putting off a mechanics lien filing can be a grave mistake, as the promises have a tendency to go on and on, while mechanics lien deadlines come to close right on schedule.
If you’re owed money, file your mechanics lien. You will preserve your lien rights immediately, avoid worst case scenarios that come up when you wait until the last minute, and you’ll also prompt the non-paying party to get moving on paying your claim.
Zlien files mechanic lien claims all across the country, and can handle your lien claim and get your account on the way to payment.