Just because you have improved someone’s property by your work, doesn’t give you an automatic right to also lien that property.
Those involved in the construction industry know that there are specific requirements for the filing of a mechanic’s lien. One involves time; another the amount. Both were addressed in a recent case pitting a builder against the purchaser of one of his homes. The buyer signed a contract for $246,700; however, when the base price […]
Contractors have long accepted the idea that they have little chance of enforcing a lien filed against a landlord for contracted tenant improvements. Landlords have had the upper hand for years on this issue. As long as they recorded a copy or an abbreviated version of the applicable lease, or as most landlords do, filed a statement that its leases prohibit any encumbrance or lien for improvements initiated by their tenants, landlords have been able to limit their liability for tenant improvement liens.