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How can a mechanic’s lien help an architect?

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Contractors and subcontractors often use mechanics liens to help them secure payment, but architects often do their work even before the builders break ground. Can you still file a mechanics lien when you are not paid for your work?

Enforcing Massachusetts Mechanic’s Liens for Eligible Parties

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However, the construction industry has its own unique debt collection tool on its side, and hundreds of professionals turn to mechanics liens every day. But who is eligible for a mechanics lien? Who is Eligible for Mechanics Liens in Massachusetts?

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Every Step You Need to Take to File Mechanic’s Liens in Massachusetts

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You find a collections lawyer experienced in preparing, filing, and litigating mechanics liens who will fight for you to try to ensure that you are paid for your services provided. The experienced mechanics lien debt collection lawyers at the Law Offices of Alan M.

Knowing the Details of a Mechanic’s Lien is Crucial for Debt Recovery

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The mechanics lien attorneys at the Law Offices of Alan M. Cohen LLC have over 35 years of e experience in preparing, recording, litigating and collecting on mechanics liens in Massachusetts. How A Mechanics Lien Works.

How Mechanic’s Liens Are Effective Ways to Collect Your Monies

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If you are unlucky enough to have done business with construction companies or property owners who seem to be rolling in cash, but never have time to pay, you’ll soon find out the importance of a mechanics lien in Massachusetts in debt recovery.

Common Defenses in Mechanic’s Lien Foreclosure Cases

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Filing a mechanics lien may not be enough to get paid. While it works as a lien on the real property you improved, if not voluntarily paid, you will have to make a decision regarding what to do next. The lien itself can not secure payment for monies owed. Believing the owner did not pay the general contractor for your work, you filed a mechanics lien against the property at 123 First Avenue. Extending the Mechanics Lien.

Mechanics liens can protect a business’s interests

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As long as the company that did the work has some sort of enforceable written agreement, it can file a lien against the property it worked on. A mechanics lien may offer those owed a viable solution for collection. Firm News Mechanic's Liens

Collecting Delinquent Accounts During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

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MECHANICS LIENS REMAIN UNAFFECTED BY THE SHUTDOWN AND CONTINUE TO BE A PRUDENT APPROACH TO PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS. Unlike court action to obtain prejudgment attachments during this crisis, mechanics liens do not require judicial approval.

Subcontractors: What to Do If You Are Not Getting Paid on a Construction Project

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Luckily, there are several avenues subcontractors can use to get paid, such as a mechanics lien, payment bond claim, and dispute resolution. Mechanics Liens. 4) enforce the lien within 1 year of recording by filing a lien foreclosure lawsuit.

Maine

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A pre-lien notice is not required as in some other states. A mechanics lien is not required by anyone with a direct contract with the owner. Engineers have lien rights. State Lien LawsOthers seeking payment must file. The deadline is 120 days within the last work by anyone on the project. MRSA Title 10 § 3255. Disclaimer: Maine may have more current or accurate information.

How Aggressive Collections Attorneys Can Aid in Massachusetts Debt Recovery

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Instead, they will help you collect on the debt by filing a lawsuit against the debtor, seeking and obtaining attachments on the debtor’s assets, and even garnishing their wages post-judgment so that you can get paid for your judgment debt. A mechanics lien is collateral.

Maryland

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Maryland law is unique in that a judge has to order a lien be place after filing a petition for a lien with the circuit court. A mechanics lien is allowed only if the work on the property increases its value by 15% or more. State Lien LawsA prelien notice is required of any subcontractor that does not have a direct contract with the owner. It must be filed within 120 days after furnishing services. Others have within 180 days to file.

Mississippi

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In Mississippi, no pre-lien notices are required. Mechanics lien laws specifically include engineers as long as actual work is underway. A lien must be filed within 12 months from when unpaid fees were due. 85-3-l(a)(vi) were limited to the definition of “household goods” in the Mississippi statute, such that for example, a debtor could avoid a lien on only one television, but Miss. State Lien Laws

Michigan

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For subcontractors, a pre-lien notice must be filed within 20 days of first furnishing services. For others, a mechanics lien must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing services. A suit to enforce the lien must be brought no later than one year after a lien is recorded. Mechanics liens have priority over other liens as long as there has been an actual physical improvement. More information Contruction Lien Act (excerpt).

Best Practices to Enforce a Judgment 

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Best practices would generally infer that judgment enforcement differs based on the creditor’s industry, but that’s not the case. Best practices to enforce a judgment differ based on the judgment debtor’s location, industry, and more.

Perfecting Rights Under the Miller Act for Federal Construction Projects

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Contractors cannot file mechanics liens on public construction projects, such as work on military bases, courthouses, or government owned buildings. Recovery of Attorney’s Fees.

The Importance of an Experienced Collections Lawyer After COVID-19

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The sooner you act in regards to your delinquent debts — especially when it comes to cases with mechanics liens and other time-sensitive collections — the better chance you have of securing monies that you are owed. .

Using Your Debtor’s Assets to Secure Judgment Collections

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Winning your case in court is often the easy part of the legal debt collection process; it’s collecting your payment post-judgment where things get challenging and require a bit of strategy. Finding Your Debtor’s Assets.

Does a Tolling Agreement Extend the Miller Act’s (or Little Miller Act’s) One-Year Period to File a Lawsuit on a Payment Bond?

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Overview of the Miller Act and Florida’s Little Miller Act. Subcontractors and material suppliers cannot file mechanics liens on public construction projects. Florida’s Little Miller Act, Section 255.05