If you've never filed a mechanic's lien, also known as a contractor's lien, there are a few key things you need to know that will be highlighted in this mini series: "Filing a Mechanic's Lien 101."
First, what is a mechanic's lien? It's a claim to money you are owed for work performed that is attached and secured to a person's property. Usually, the property is where you've performed the work.
A common misconception is that it's quick and easy to file a mechanic's lien - well, not quite. It's not a form you simply fill out, but rather a procedural process that involves certain steps being followed for your lien to be valid. The last thing you would want is to go through the time and expense of filing a mechanic's lien only for it be invalid AND potentially open you up to liability for things not being right.
Naturally, states vary in their procedure and laws applicable to contractors. Within your locale, rules surrounding filing a mechanic's lien likely differ between general contractors and subcontractors. Your position on a project as a general contractor versus subcontractor makes a difference, and it's important to know which lien path lies ahead and if you're even eligible to file a lien.
You've worked hard on a project and due to be paid, but the client refuses. Now what? All For Contractors will light the path so you can decide if filing a mechanic's lien is for you.
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