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Can I file a mechanics lien on a property that I worked in 3 years ago?

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I was working for a general contractor and never got paid. The job was for a commercial property in Brooklyn. I provided structural steel, welding and hoisting services.

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Aug 18, 2022
If you're a subcontractor that furnished labor, materials and/or equipment for the benefit of real property in Brooklyn, then you should have lien rights, and possibly a bond claim. You need to retain a construction attorney to either attempt to resolve this or assist you in liening the project if possible. Another option would be to lien the project first, and then attempt to resolve, which will help you get leverage. Please let me know if you need assistance.
Aug 18, 2022
To amend the above, I did not see the "3 years" portion of your question as it was not in the underlying question. Unfortunately, at this late juncture, your lien rights have likely long expired. Generally, a New York mechanics lien can be filed at any time during the progress of the commercial project, but no later than 8 months of the completion of the contract or the last date of furnishing labor or materials.

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