Mechanic’s Lien Attorney Serving Los Angeles County and Ventura County
Construction projects can involve many different parties, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and more. All of these parties should be fully paid by the property owner for their work and the labor and supplies they provided. When property owners fail to provide full payment, certain parties can use mechanic’s liens to enforce payment. Having an experienced mechanic’s lien attorney review your case can make a world of difference.
Mechanic’s liens can be highly beneficial for those working on construction projects, though there are specific procedures to follow for a valid lien. There are also instances in which contractors or other parties file invalid liens against a property. Whether you are a subcontractor seeking payment or a property owner fighting a lien, you should speak with a mechanic’s lien lawyer in Ventura or Los Angeles County right away.
The Basics of a Mechanic’s Lien
Not all parties who contribute work or supplies to a construction project have a contract directly with the property owner that they can enforce. Therefore, they should follow a specific process to impose a mechanic’s lien. This involves:
- Providing notice to a property owner that payment is required or a lien will be filed
- Filing and recording a lien with the proper entity within a certain time frame of the completion of work or from when the property owner acknowledged or began using the improvements
- Filing a lawsuit within 90 days of recording the lien if no payment results
Liens are important for subcontractors and other construction companies to get paid, though they can also cause problems for property owners.
Consult with a Mechanics Lien Lawyer Helping Clients in Ventura County and Los Angeles County
If you want to file a lien or remove a lien from your property, contact a Los Angeles County and Ventura County mechanic’s lien attorney at the Law Offices Alan J. Carnegie, APC. We’re here to help, so please contact us today.