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How Do I Handle a Mechanic’s Lien?

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2013 | Real Estate Law

You are ready to sell your property or refinance. All the paperwork is ready, everything is proceeding smoothly, and then you hit a roadblock. A mechanic’s lien has been filed against your property. You knew nothing about it. So how did it happen? Unfortunately, as the current property owner, you are responsible for payment, even if you have already paid the direct contractor. The qualified real estate attorneys at Hess & Jendro Law Office, P.A. can guide you to a successful resolution of your mechanic’s lien problem.

A mechanic’s lien is recorded against a property by any person or firm that has furnished work or provided material to build or improve your property and who has not received compensation. Perhaps a former property owner did not pay their contractor or suppliers. Or a general contractor failed to pay their subcontractors, laborers or suppliers. Ignoring a mechanic’s lien can cause major problems. You could risk foreclosure on the property if the lien goes unpaid. An unpaid lien clouds your title to the property and negatively affects your ability to borrow against, refinance or sell the property.

The lien against you may not be valid if filing deadlines were not met or the correct documents were not submitted. The Elk River real estate attorneys at Hess & Jendro Law Office, P.A. work to counter your mechanic’s lien and clear your property title. Hess & Jendro Law Office, P.A. can help you with all your real estate law needs, explaining the steps you must take to obtain a cost-effective resolution to your issues.