Mechanics' Liens & Stop Notices Attorneys in Granite Bay, California
Ensuring Proper Payment
As a construction professional, you want to ensure that you are properly paid for the work you provide, especially after investing in labor and materials. If you have not been properly paid for your work, you may need the leverage offered by a mechanic’s lien or a stop notice.
As a property owner, you may be notified that your contractor intends to place a lien on it. It is important to understand what your options are in this situation and how you can properly protect yourself from an unnecessary lien. You also want to take steps to ensure that your contractor properly pays subcontractors and suppliers to avoid one of these parties from taking action against your property interest.
Without the proper protections in place, you may be required to pay twice for the same work performed. Our seasoned construction lawyers at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP can help protect your right to compensation or to guard against an unnecessary mechanic’s lien or stop notice.
If you are a contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or design professional who is owed money, a mechanic’s lien can place an interest in the property itself until the property owner or general contractor pays you. Until the lien is satisfied, the property title is clouded and could prevent refinancing or sale of the property.
If your construction business is owed money by a general contractor on a public project, a stop notice orders the public entity to withhold progress payments from the general contractor until your claim is recognized and paid. A stop notice can also be used in private construction projects in specific lending situations.
Protecting Property Owners’ Rights
We know how important it is to your business to be paid promptly and fully for your labor and materials. On the owners’ side, our trial attorneys also understand that an owner should not be forced into paying more than the value of work that you agreed to and received. We will show you how to protect yourself and limit potential liability by requiring certain documents as a condition to every payment you make, such as:
Conditional release upon progress payment
Unconditional release upon progress payment
Conditional release upon final payment
Unconditional release upon final payment
We can also assist you by quickly clearing the title to your property in order to facilitate a refinance or sale by acquiring a release bond.
Contact a Construction Lawyer for Assistance with Your Mechanic’s Lien or Stop Notice
The construction lawyers at Herrig, Vogt & Hensley, LLP have more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We also have extensive knowledge and experience in the construction industry itself, which provides us with an intimate understanding of the processes and requirements involved with mechanics’ liens and stop notices.
If you have any issue related to a mechanic’s lien or stop notice, contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.
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