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Mechanic’s Liens in MA

If you are involved in contracting, subcontracting, or the trades and building, it’s very useful to know what a mechanic’s lien is. For contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, a mechanic’s lien can help you get paid for a private construction job in the event of nonpayment.

Mechanic’s liens in MA are a way for contractors and suppliers to put a lien on a property on which they’ve worked, so that they can foreclose to collect if necessary. They only work on private jobs, but they apply to most that have provided labor or materials to the project so long as they have a written contract with the owner.

Mechanic’s liens apply to whatever is left owing when the lien is recorded. To get the process started immediately, it’s important for the contractor/supplier to record a notice of contract with the registry of deeds in the county in which the project is located. There are several steps to take. It must all be done according to a strict timeline. Any failure to do things in the right order, at the right time, can ruin one’s ability to enforce a mechanic’s lien. This is an area, therefore, where you would benefit greatly from an experienced Massachusetts Mechanic’s Lien attorney.

Attorney Alan M. Cohen cuts to the chase when filing mechanic’s liens in MA. If you are not being paid for your work or materials on a job site, don’t wait until your lien rights expire. With a mechanic’s lien in place, set up by Attorney Cohen, the property owner may be inclined to settle right away. If not, the lien may provide you with much-needed security if the matter goes to litigation. By timely and properly filing a mechanic’s lien, done properly with legal help, you are protecting your ability to get paid the money owed to you.

Don’t sit back and hope that you will get the money owed to you by luck or persuasion. Use your legal right to its full extent by filing a mechanic’s lien. It’s one of the fastest and most effective ways to compel payment. With Attorney Cohen’s aggressive, well-honed tactics, provided that you record your mechanic’s lien at the beginning of the job, you stand a good chance of getting paid.

Don’t miss the chance to protect your money with a timely and properly filed Massachusetts mechanic’s lien. Give our law offices a call at (508) 620-6900 or email today.

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