Menu
Home>Levelset Community>Legal Help>When filing a mechanics lien is it for the portion of work completed or the sub contract amount?

When filing a mechanics lien is it for the portion of work completed or the sub contract amount?

New YorkMechanics LienRight to Lien

I would like to know if a mechanics lien is for portion of work completed or the entire signed legal contract value of the work?

1 reply

Jul 31, 2019
Great question. A New York mechanics lien claim, and lien claims in general, can be filed for amounts owed but unpaid for work performed. Work that has not been completed will not give rise to lien rights - so, if a contract for work has not been completed, amounts that represent payment for future work should generally not be included in a lien claim.

For more information on New York mechanics liens, including what amounts can be included in a New York mechanics lien, here's a great resource: New York Mechanics Lien Guide and FAQs.
0 likes

Add your answer or comment

Not the answer you were looking for? Check out other Mechanics Lien topics or ask your own question