Mechanic’s Liens & Property Liens
A mechanic’s lien is a remedy for nonpayment for work and materials that contributed to a construction project. If a contractor, subcontractor or material supplier is not paid for the work and goods they provided, they can place a lien on the title of the property, giving them an ownership interest.
If you are filing a mechanic’s lien or another party is filing one against you, it is important to know your rights and options under California law. Attorney Chris Lucas has more than 35 years of experience handling mechanic’s liens and other real estate law matters, and can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need.
Based in Concord, Chris Lucas serves clients throughout the East Bay area.
A mechanic’s lien is only useful to the extent it is properly perfected and executed. Strict filing deadlines and procedures must be applied, or the ownership rights a mechanic’s lien promises may be forfeited.
Reasons For Nonpayment
When handling mechanic’s liens, it is important to understand why the party was not paid in the first place. It may be because there was a delay, a change in work orders or a dispute over workmanship.
Only with a full understanding of the factors at play can we determine if a court will likely enforce a mechanic’s lien or not. Chris Lucas routinely handles these matters and can help you understand the strength of your position, whichever side of the issue you find yourself on.
Talk To An Experienced Lawyer About Property Liens In California
If you have questions about mechanic’s liens and other complex legal matters, attorney Chris Lucas is here to offer experienced guidance and representation. To arrange your initial consultation, please call 925-852-6086 or contact the firm online.