While it may seem that a mechanics lien should have something to do with the person who works on a car, it doesn’t. Under the law, a mechanic is anyone who provides labor, services, or supplies to improve real property — such as the carpenters and electricians hired to work on a house or building. A mechanics lien is a legal hold against real property by anyone who improves it through the provision of such services or supplies. Irv J. Lamel handles cases in mechanics lien law and other real estate litigation.
I handle your mechanics lien disputes related to:
Regardless of the type of contract giving rise to the lien, I will fight for your rights to property or payment.
There is no uniform mechanics lien law. Instead, the process of establishing or “perfecting” a mechanics lien is governed by state law. I understand the specifics of mechanics lien law in Florida. My substantial knowledge of state specifics such as pre-lien notice requirements, mechanics lien filing deadlines and parties who need to be notified gives you piece of mind and makes me uniquely qualified to represent you with confidence.
Although mechanics lien laws are designed to benefit contractors, suppliers and workers, there are protections built into the process for other lenders and owners. Lien law requirements are specific, and the failure to follow them exactly can invalidate the mechanics lien. There are also limitations on the amount of time that lien filers have to act on the lien and to file a lawsuit to collect the money. If the time elapses without action on the lien filer’s part, you can demand that they execute a release of lien, freeing your title. If the lien filer refuses to comply, you can file an action in court to have the lien removed.