WHAT IS A MECHANIC’S LIEN?
Answer: A Mechanic’s Lien is perhaps the best tool a contractor or materialman may have to ensure they get paid. A Mechanic’s Lien is a sophisticated record filed and recorded against the property you have improved. Once filed, it acts in many ways like a mortgage – securing your investment in the property until you are paid for the work you have performed or materials you have provided.
CAN ANYONE FILE A MECHANIC’S LIEN?
Answer: Anyone who performs services that actually improve real property can file a lien. These parties include, but are not limited to, general contractors, subcontractors, and materialmen ranging from superstructure contractors, to plumbers, framers, HVAC installers, or product suppliers.
WHY SHOULD I USE METROLIENS?
Answer: A Mechanic’s Lien is a highly technical instrument, and even the slightest errors can result in your entire lien being adjudicated invalid. MetroLiens is the only Mechanic’s Lien service focusing exclusively on the needs of Metropolitan New York’s construction community. Through our expertise, we can ensure that if MetroLiens files your lien, it will be filed correctly to preserve your rights.
DO I HAVE TO FILE ONLINE?
Answer: The MetroLiens’ team is standing by to assist you with all your lien needs. If you would like, you can FAX us your lien application, or initiate the lien process over the phone – just call us at (718) 530-5333, and one of our agents will complete the lien application process over the phone. And don’t forget, at MetroLiens, questions are always free. If you have any concerns or questions about your rights as a possible lien holder, feel free to contact one of our skilled agents for a free consultation.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO FILE A MECHANIC’S LIEN?
Answer: A simple Mechanic’s Lien can be filed for a $265.00 flat fee. MetroLien’s team also offers a variety of other lien related services for fees ranging from $70.00 for preparing and filing Lien Releases to $95.00 for preparing and filing Lien Extensions. MetroLiens also offers lien collections services factored on a percentage of recovery.
IS THERE A DEADLINE FOR FILING MECHANIC’S LIENS?
Answer: A lien must be filed within 8 months from the last date of work performed. However, on single-family residential projects, the deadline to file is 4 months from the last date of work performed. If you have not been paid for work performed on real property, contact MetroLiens now. The only way to ensure that you protect your rights is to consult with a lien expert immediately.
DOES METROLIENS PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE?
Answer: While the MetroLiens team has extensive experience in the process of filing Mechanic’s Liens, we cannot provide legal advice. Should you have any questions, please contact independent legal counsel, or request a consultation with our preferred construction counsel.