In Tennessee, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a Tennessee mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. All persons providing labor or materials for the construction, repair, or improvement or removal of any permanent building or structure next to real estate is entitled to a Tennessee mechanics’ lien. In Tennessee, a contractor in direct contractual privity with the owner has no pre-lien notice requirements. However, subcontractors have various pre-lien notice requirements. Visit us to find out more.