If you are involved in the construction industry, either as a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or property owner, you may have come across the term “mechanic’s lien.“. A mechanic’s lien is a legal claim against real property that, if unpaid, allows contractors and suppliers to seek payment for their work or materials by forcing the sale of the property. It is a powerful tool to ensure that those who contribute to a construction project get compensated for their efforts. However, navigating the complexities of the mechanic’s lien process can be challenging, and this is where a construction lawyer can be invaluable.
One of the main reasons why you need a construction lawyer when dealing with mechanic’s liens is that these legal claims are subject to strict procedural requirements. Failing to follow these requirements can invalidate the lien, leaving contractors and suppliers without recourse for recovering their payment.
A Construction Lawyer Can Help You with a Mechanic’s Lien
A construction lawyer can guide you through the entire process, ensuring that all necessary notices, deadlines, and documentation are properly handled, minimizing the risk of procedural errors.
Furthermore, a construction lawyer can help you understand the specific laws and regulations related to mechanic’s liens in your jurisdiction. Each state has its own set of rules governing mechanic’s liens. Check back in a few weeks for more information, specifically about Texas mechanic’s liens and how they can help your business get paid.
If you need help with a mechanic’s lien, contact Joe Tolbert today at 817-338-1700. Mr. Tolbert has represented businesses and individuals for over 30 years. He counsels clients on construction law and general business law and has an active trial practice in the areas of construction law and commercial litigation.