Getting paid in the construction industry is tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Filing a lien is one of the most effective ways to turn problem accounts into cash.
Mechanics liens are not the only way to get what you’ve earned on a construction job, but they are a powerful final option when other tactics are unsuccessful. Unfortunately, a document with so much influence comes with a lot of rules and requirements to protect your right to file one.
Our free guide not only walks you through how to file a lien, it also helps confirm that you have the right to start the mechanics lien process, and details what happens after a mechanics lien is filed.
This essential guide helps you use a lien to get paid smoothly and on time and discusses:
- What mechanics liens do and why they work
- How to prepare and file a lien, step-by-step
- Important questions to ask your county recorder
- What to do once you’ve filed a mechanics lien
- How to file a lien online
We’ve also included a free demand letter template to enforce the claim if you have still not been paid after filing.
This guide is valuable for anyone who has not been paid on a construction job, regardless of your project role. Whether you’re a subcontractor, supplier, equipment lessor, or even general contractor, there are ways to avoid getting burned on projects and get what you’ve earned.