Mechanics' Liens, Stop Notices and Other Payment Disputes
In many construction projects, disputes can easily arise regarding the payment for labor and materials.
A mechanics' lien properly implemented creates a lien on the property improved by a contractor. It is a tool that general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers use to protect their right to payment. It can be an unwelcome surprise to an unwary owner and a boon to an unpaid contractor.
A stop notice acts as a lien on construction funds. It too can be used to compel an owner or his/her lender to hold the remaining construction funds so that claimants can recover for work they have completed.
Successful mechanics’ liens and stop notices can be an extremely efficient way to collect past due debts. However, there are many technical requirement that must be met.
Law Offices of Craig N. Lundgren, represents general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers as well as owners in matters related to mechanics’ liens and stop notices, including:
- Filing mechanics’ liens and stop notices
- Removal/release of a lien or stop notice
- Release bonds
- Enforcement of mechanics’ liens and stop notices
- Related actions to stay foreclosures
Our firm is highly experienced and knowledgeable in these matters and will work with our clients to obtain the best solution possible.
If you have questions about filing, enforcing, or removing a mechanics’ lien or stop notice, please contact us at (530) 792-8800.