Mechanics Lien Laws

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By Diane Dennis

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Did you know that not having in-depth knowledge of mechanics lien laws can cost you your receivables and your lien rights?

Knowing the lien laws in your state can assist you in protecting your receivables and lien rights but those lien laws have always been so darn difficult to understand. 

My goal is to make this page a hub of informational articles about mechanic's liens, for all states. If you have a question please feel free to email me. I'll do my best to get an answer for you.

Now you can have access 24/7 to the most comprehensive, up-to-date information available on the lien laws of all 50 states and DC – and it’s written in plain english so that it’s easy to understand!

Will you collect payment on your next project?

Unpaid Receivables

Year after year, small businesses report higher unpaid receivables over the prior year. Thank goodness that as a contractor you've got mechanic's liens in your arsenal.

Although every state in America provides builders, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers with legal means to get paid for their work - mechanics liens - no two states' lien laws are the same!

Without adequate knowledge of lien law statutes and their requirements, your mechanics lien rights could be silently evaporating - and you won't even know it until you're denied your lien.

If you lack accurate, up-to-date information on mechanics lien laws, you could very easily miss a crucial filing date for a mechanics lien and jeopardize your claim.

The laws in some states even have more than one deadline to file a lien (e.g. 30 days if this happens, 90 days if that happens, etc.)

Miss a deadline, and you lose!

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