Payment for work completed on a construction project is great news. You’ve provided labor and materials, put blood, sweat and tears into the project, and you are entitled to be paid for that work. Sometimes, that payment comes with some paperwork requirements, which is not unusual, unless it is for you.
In California, liens filed on private property are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a California mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. In most circumstances, California does not allow mechanics liens to be filed on government owned property. […]
AFTER you have successfully filed your lien, the owner doesn’t always automatically pay what you say is owed. Alaska law requires that a mechanic’s lien be enforced (or legal proceeding begin) within 6 months after the date the Claim of Lien was recorded. However, Alaska does allow a lien to be extended for an additional 6 […]