Im a electrical contractor and I need to file a mechanical lien due to lack of payment
Dec 19, 2018
I'm sorry to hear you've gone unpaid! There are a number of considerations that will come into play for claimants who wish to file a South Carolina mechanics lien - and perhaps the most important is the deadline. In South Carolina, a mechanics lien must be filed within 90 days of the last date on which the claimant provided labor or materials. Further, prior to filing a lien, it's worth noting that claimants other than the direct contractor must send a Notice of Furnishing Labor or Materials. For more on both the notice requirements and the requirements for the lien itself, zlien has a great resource available: South Carolina Lien & Notice FAQs. If you're already prepared to file a lien claim, the zlien Document Navigator might be helpful. Lastly, it's worth noting that the mere threat of lien is often powerful enough to compel payment, and zlien discusses that idea here: What Is a Notice of Intent to Lien and Should You Send One?