Since 2000, our Charleston construction law attorneys at Bostic Law Group, P.A. have been assisting contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and other construction professionals with mechanic’s liens. Mechanic’s liens, also known as “construction liens” and “property liens,” are legal documents which grant the filer the right to request and receive unpaid compensation.
These documents are public and appear on property records, which means the home or property owner will likely be unable to sell until they pay off the mechanic’s lien. Thus, having such a document in place gives you leverage.
If you have yet to be paid for completing a construction project, or wish to protect yourself from the possibility, contact our mechanic’s liens attorneys today at (843) 350-9646 or send us a message online.
HOW MECHANIC’S LIENS PROTECT YOU
When you have done hard work on a project, nothing is more frustrating than not receiving a timely payment for services and supplies rendered. Having a competent attorney on your side to file a mechanic’s lien is extremely important.
Because a mechanic’s lien is a levy on a property that will not be removed until you have been paid in full for your work on that property, it prohibits the current property owner from selling or transferring the property without first satisfying all debts that have been held against the property.
Having a mechanic’s lien in place encourages the property owner to reach a settlement with the filer. Settlements typically cover the cost of supplies and labor; they do not, however, reimburse the filer for damages such as attorney fees and emotional distress.
Mechanic’s lien regulations vary by county and require compliance with strict deadlines. Hiring a competent mechanic’s lien attorney is crucial to ensuring that your lien gets filed correctly and is completely effective. Our Charleston mechanic’s lien attorneys bring years of experience to the table to ensure that your lien is filed correctly and with minimal hassle for you so that you can receive the money you are owed.