A mechanic’s lien gives builders, contractors and some others in the construction industry a collection mechanism that other industries don’t have. With a written contract or documents constituting a written contract, you can place a lien against the property which they improved for unpaid debt. The property owner cannot sell the property without satisfying the lien. Ultimately, the lien could allow you to sell the property to collect the debt.
It is an awesome power, and one that is carefully regulated by the state of Massachusetts. The courts are strict in their interpretation of the mechanic’s lien requirements. The rules are complex and not following them can defeat your lien.
Time is of the essence. The deadlines are short and strictly enforced.
There is very little wiggle room in the process. The requirements are rigid. Make a mistake at any step and you lose.
Do you still want to download a mechanic’s lien form from some online company?
These companies are typically not law firms. Do you trust a legal forms company to know the precise law of mechanic’s liens in Massachusetts? Will they help you file everything within each deadline period? Will they review the documents before they are filed?
At the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen & Associates LLC, we have over 50 years of experience in business and commercial collections, including preparing, perfecting and enforcing mechanic’s liens. We are relentless yet ethical in our pursuit of the money owed to our clients.
We don’t just dabble in mechanic’s liens. We know all the ins and outs of them.
Worried that you don’t have a written contract?
We can help you if you don’t have a straightforward written contract. You may still have enough of a written contract to allow a mechanic’s lien if you have all the elements in writing. For example, a series of emails in which you and a general contractor agree on the details of your goods or service could constitute a contract under Massachusetts law.
Let us look over what you have and see if you have an arguably enforceable mechanic’s lien for you. If it is possible, we can perfect and enforce the lien for you. That’s something no online form can do.
If you are interested in collecting through a mechanic’s lien, call 508-763-6604 or reach out using our online form to schedule an appointment.