A mechanic’s lien is a legal tool used by contractors and others who provide labor and materials to ensure that they receive payment. Mechanic’s liens, when properly recorded and used, provide both contractors and suppliers with substantial leverage and advantage in the event of dispute with the property owner. On the other hand, the property owners often are forced to deal with unreasonable demands made by contractors, as well as invalid or fraudulent mechanic’s liens recorded against their properties.
In order for the mechanic’s lien to be valid, the contractor or material provider must comply with the strict statutory requirements of California Civil Code Sections §§ 8000-8154 (Works of Improvement Generally); §§ 8160-8319 (Private Works of Improvement); §§8400-8494 (Mechanic’s Lien); §§ 8500-8560 (Stop Payment Notice); and §§8600-8614 (Payment Bond).
Experienced and Knowledgeable Mechanic’s Lien Attorneys In Los Angeles
LA Law Firm, P.C. represents commercial and residential owners, general contractors, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, and developers in real estate arbitration throughout Southern California. For the past 20 years, we have represented clients at all stages of commercial, industrial and residential construction projects, including the resolution of disputes that arose during or after completion of the construction.
If you are a property owner who is involved in a dispute with your general contractor or one of the sub-contractors, or wishes to remove frivolous, defective or unenforceable mechanic’s liens recorded against your property, we can help. Our firm is both experienced and skilled at eliminating invalid and unenforceable mechanic’s liens, as well as negotiating down valid liens and any associated debt.
Alternatively, if you are a contractor or a supplier and wish to secure your rights and ensure that you will get paid for your work or materials, the real estate arbitration experts at LA Law Firm can help you to get paid. Even if you do not have a mechanic’s lien, or your mechanic’s lien is deemed invalid, or you have failed to foreclose on your mechanic’s lien, you still have a valid unsecured claim against the property owner for the work that you have performed or the materials that you have provided.
The attorneys at LA Law Firm pride themselves on exceeding your expectations. We are committed to protecting your interests, eliminating potential problems before they arise and, more importantly, helping you succeed.
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To arrange a confidential consultation with mechanic’s lien attorney Donald Ramenian, call our Los Angeles office at 310-575-5050 or reach out online.