Texas Mechanics Lien

In Texas, mechanics’ liens are created by constitutional right and by statute. A Constitutional Lien is available only to contractors in direct contractual privity with the owner for the improvements to the property. Statutory mechanics’ liens may be asserted, similar to other states, by general contractors, subcontractors, materialmen, mechanics, or artisans. A Texas mechanics lien […]

Now That’s A Lot of Liens!

The foreclosure lawsuit of the historic Union Trust Building in Downtown Pittsburg has pitted a big California bank against local contractors. The building was constructed in 1916 by Henry Clay Frick, and recently completed extensive renovations.  The bank, California National Bank of Long Beach, filed the lawsuit because about 10 different contractors filed $3.57 in mechanics […]

Colorado Court Strikes Mechanics Lien with an Overstated Amount

  Colorado, like many states, allows mechanics liens to be placed on property where a prime contractor, subcontractor, supplier, and laborer performed work. In Colorado, as in all states, mechanics liens are filed on construction projects. But the mechanics lien laws are a double edged sword, and the lienor must be sure that he is properly liening the […]