Construction law

Mechanic’s Lien Basics

What is a Mechanic’s Lien?

A mechanic’s lien is a simple, cost-effective tool that helps contractors, subcontractors, designers, and materials suppliers get paid for their work.  A lien is an ownership right in property, and a property subject to a lien generally cannot be sold or refinanced until the lien either expires or is satisfied.  The lien holder can also bring a court action to obtain a judgment based on the lien or, in some cases, an order allowing a sale of the property to pay the debt. To qualify for a lien, the materials […]