The Basics Of Mechanic’s Liens
A mechanic’s lien is a debt collection tool that contractors can employ to ensure that they are paid by the people that employ them. The attorneys at Nearhood Law Offices, PLC, provide legal guidance and aid regarding mechanic’s liens to contractors and owners. Our understanding of Arizona construction law gives us a leg up on getting the right results for those we represent.
Why Would You Receive A Mechanic’s Lien?
If you hired a licensed contractor to perform a construction project or improve your residential or commercial property, that contractor may have lien rights against the property if he is not paid for his work or materials. There are several statutory protections for owners, and you should immediately contact an attorney to evaluate the validity of any mechanic’s lien recorded (or threatened to be recorded) against your property.
Our firm will work with you to pursue the outcome that protects your property. Ideally, you should come to us before entering into an agreement with a contractor, so we can protect you beforehand. However, you do have options if a lien is recorded against your property.
Protecting Your Investment
As a contractor you have the right to get paid for the work you do, and the materials you provide to any construction project or improvement. You put in time and money into the project and getting short-changed will hurt your bottom-line and future prospects for your next project.
You have obligations and we understand that. We will help you receive the payment you deserve for your time and investment.
Getting The Right Outcome
In both cases, owners and contractors can find themselves in a time crunch. That is why it is vital to get proper legal advice as soon as you can. Contact us at our Scottsdale office immediately by email or by phone at 480-269-8979 to find out how our lawyers can assist you with your issue.