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Home>Levelset Community>Legal Help>I am submitting a ny mechanics lien for a plumber who was hired by the person who lives at the residential residence. The legal property owner is a trust. The person who hired the plumber is not the Trustee but I suspect he is the beneficiary of the trust. Don't know for sure. What should I label the person who authorized the work?

I am submitting a ny mechanics lien for a plumber who was hired by the person who lives at the residential residence. The legal property owner is a trust. The person who hired the plumber is not the Trustee but I suspect he is the beneficiary of the trust. Don't know for sure. What should I label the person who authorized the work?

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I am submitting a ny mechanics lien for a plumber who was hired by the person who lives at the residential residence. The legal property owner is a trust. The person who hired the plumber is not the Trustee but I suspect he is the beneficiary of the trust. Don't know for sure. What should I label the person who authorized the work?

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Dec 3, 2018
I'm sorry to hear you've gone unpaid. While I can't instruct you on how to fill out a lien claim, some background information could potentially be helpful. Typically, the party who authorized the entire work of improvement - the project - will be the party who hired directly contracted for the work (often, the property owner - but sometimes, an agent of the property owner). That party may be working on behalf of some other party, acting as their agent - but if its unknown as to whether the party who directly contracted for the work is acting on behalf of someone else, there isn't much a claimant can do in terms of providing that information. As for who has authorized the claimant's work - typically, that will refer to the party who hired the claimant to perform work. Of course, there are times where both the party who authorized the work and the party who authorized the claimant's work are the same person (that is, when the lien claimant is acting as a direct contractor). For more clarity on exactly what information must appear on a New York mechanics lien, this post from zlien might be helpful: How to File a New York Mechanics Lien.
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