Mechanics Liens

You are a Contractor or Subcontractor who has not been paid.

You are considering filing a mechanic’s lien to get your money.

  • What if I miss the deadline for the mechanic’s lien?
  • What is a Notice of Contract?
  • What is a Statement of Account?
  • What if I don’t have the Contract or all the Change Orders in writing?
  • Do I have to file a lawsuit, too?
  • Can I get reimbursed for my attorney’s fees?

The Mechanic’s lien law ensures you get paid first!
But beware, the process is full of pitfalls.

What you need to know about Mechanic’s Liens

The mechanic’s lien law is full of procedural requirements and tricky deadlines. If these are not met, then the mechanic’s lien is invalid. To get paid, here’s what needs to happen –
  • A contract needs to be in writing.
  • After the notices are filed at the Registry of Deeds, a lawsuit must be filed.
  • If your business is incorporated (Inc. or LLC), then Massachusetts law requires you to hire an attorney to represent you in court.
  • If your contract is properly written, the court may reimburse you for attorney’s fees.

The Mechanic’s Lien process is all about deadlines.

If you wait to act, your ability to get paid with a Mechanic’s lien will be gone forever.

You will get paid last….if there’s any money left over.

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