Massachusetts Statement of Account Form
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Filing a Mechanic Lien in Massachusetts requires two filings. The filing of the Notice of Written Contract and the Statement of Account.
You can order each filing separately, or both together. This is JUST ONE of these documents – the Statement of Account.
Rules and regulations for sending a Massachusetts Mechanics Lien
ATTENTION. This deadline may be shorter if a Notice of Substantial Completion was filed on the project. If this notice was filed on the project, be sure to put this date into the LienPilot to ensure your earlier deadline is calculated, and then dismiss or disregard this deadline.
However, if a Notice of Substantial Completion is not filed on the project, a Notice of Subcontract must be filed within 90 days from when you last furnish labor and/or materials to the Project. This is the first step to creating the mechanic lien in Massachusetts. The second step is due 30 days later (filing Statement of Account).
After completing the Massachusetts Statement of Account Form, you must deliver it to the appropriate parties required by statute. Notices are typically served on the property owner and, for sub-tier parties, the general contractor. However, depending on the type of notice, it can be helpful to send notices to anyone else who is in charge of your payment, like a lender or surety company on the project.
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Property sales during the projectMechanics liens are available to those who have improved property and gone unpaid for their work. If you haven't improved the property yet, then filing a mechanics lien will likely result in an invalid, unenforceable, and potentially even fraudulent lien claim. If you're going unpaid later on in the project, and if you believe the property will soon be sold, it'd be wise to file a mechanics lien claim before the sale, if you've decided to file a mechanics lien at that point. That could reduce potential complexities with the claim. Even if that lien won't make its way into the title search, having the lien attach to the property before the sale will preserve that claim for payment and the lien will be effective. Note that if you've filed a mechanics lien and notified the current owner of the property, they'll have a responsibility to inform a purchaser of the lien claim. Finally, if the property is sold during the project and you end up having to file a mechanics lien at some point after the sale - a lien should still be on the table. If a new owner takes over the property but allows construction to continue, they'll be authorizing the continuation of the work and assuming the liability associated with being an owner of an active construction site. Granted, it couldn't hurt to consult with a local Massachusetts attorney for some clarity on potential complexities. You can find a Massachusetts lawyer here: Find a Massachusetts Construction Lawyer.
Additional Massachusetts resourcesFor further discussion on Massachusetts notice and lien requirements, these articles will be useful: - Massachusetts Preliminary Notice Guide and FAQs - Massachusetts Mechanics Lien Guide and FAQs - How to File a Massachusetts Mechanics Lien – A Practical Guide
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Massachusetts County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Massachusetts? You'll need to get your Massachusetts mechanics lien filed and recorded with the county recorder in the county where the construction project is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in Massachusetts. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
John F. Meade, Register
Barnstable, Massachusetts, 2630
334 Main St, Ste 2
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 01230-1894
11 Court St
Taunton,, Massachusetts, 2780
81 Main St
Edgartown, Massachusetts, 2539
phone: (508) 627-4025
Shetland Park - 45 Congress St, Suite 4100
Salem, MA, Massachusetts, 1970
425 Main Street, PO Box 1495
Greenfield, Massachusetts, 01302-1495
50 State Street
Springfield, Massachusetts, 1103
208 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2141
phone: (617) 679-6310
16 Broad Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts, 2554
649 High Street
Dedham, Massachusetts, 2026
50 Obery Street
Plymouth, Massachusetts, 2360
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 2114
phone: 617 788-6250
90 Front Street
Worcester, Massachusetts, 1608
phone: (508) 798-7717