Lien Deadlines

This page organizes all the Levelset articles about lien deadlines. In most states, contractors must file notices or other documents in order to protect their lien rights. Each state sets deadlines that define when a contractor is able to file the mechanics lien itself. Deadlines and notice requirements vary and can be difficult to keep up with.

A mechanics lien is a legal document that records debt against a property so that the lien holder can recover payment for their work. The lien contains important details that identify the property, along with the amount outstanding and type of work or materials provided.

If a contractor misses a deadline, they may lose their legal right to payment. A mechanics lien is kind of a last resort to get paid. Missing a deadline – or making a mistake on the notice or lien document – can leave the contractor unpaid and without legal rights to collect.

These articles below dive deeper into the subject of lien deadlines. If you need help with lien deadlines, keep reading for more information on how to meet them and get paid. You can also ask a question about lien deadlines at the Expert Center to get expert legal advice from a construction attorney for free.

Most Recent Posts on Lien Deadlines

NTO Too Late: How to Lose a Lien in 45 days

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Note about the author: Jason Lambert is an attorney specializing in construction law at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP in Tampa, FL. If anyone knows about the importance of following Florida’s...

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