Overview of Construction Lien
A “Construction Lien” a.k.a. “Mechanics Lien” is a document that is filed to place a lien against a property for unpaid bills arising from a construction project or other form of work of improvement. Contractors, subcontractors, laborers, architects, surveyors, material/equipment suppliers, and many other construction related companies who performed a “work of improvement” can file a construction lien against the property if they are not paid for their labor and/or materials. A construction lien provides a method for contractors and material suppliers to obtain payment for their services.
The lien will “cloud” the property title and make it difficult for the property owner to sell the property or obtain a loan until it has been removed by the person who filed the lien. If the contractor is still not paid after filing the lien, the contractor can enforce the lien by filing a lawsuit to foreclose on the property in order to repay the amount owed. Due to expensive litigation costs and overcrowded courts, most contractors use a construction lien as leverage to obtain payment and settle outside of court.
My Legal Depot can prepare and file your construction lien promptly and accurately. Our experienced staff will research the property profile, obtain the legal description, and review your order for errors and inconsistencies. Afterwards, we will prepare and file your lien with the County Recorder. A notice of lien will be mailed to the property owner after the lien has been filed.
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We prepare Construction Liens for California, Nevada, and Arizona. If you require services for a different state, please contact us.