Right to Lien

This is the homepage for articles about right to lien in construction. If you’re left unpaid after a construction project, right to lien is one of the most important tools you have in your arsenal to secure that unpaid amount.

Preserving your lien rights is a vital part of each construction project, no matter which state you’re working in. Most of the time, preserving your right to lien means meeting the notice requirements, having a valid license, keeping diligent track of documents like change orders, and keeping a careful eye on documents like notices of commencement and notices of completion. Remember, the process for maintaining your lien rights depends heavily on the state you’re in, the type of project you’re working on, and your role in that project. That’s why we always recommend that you do extensive research into your particular circumstances.

Losing your right to lien means you’re unable to file a mechanics lien if you’re faced with nonpayment. Mechanics liens are one of the most powerful defenses against nonpayment, and it goes without saying that failing to meet your prerequisites to file a mechanics lien is a gigantic risk.

If you need individual help with right to lien, you should refer to the Expert Center for adivce from construction attorneys. You can either browse the questions that other contractors have asked or ask your own question, free of charge.

One of the best decisions you can make today is to learn how to use right to lien to get paid on construction projects, and, since you’re here, you’re already off to a good start!

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