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Guide to Mechanic Liens for Real Estate in Ohio

Mechanic's liens protect the interests of contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, and laborers on construction jobs when work goes unpaid. In Ohio, a mechanic's lien is a right provided under the state Constitution. Liens are available again...


The Mechanic Lien Process for Real Estate in Texas

A mechanic's lien is an encumbrance on an owner's title, used to guarantee payment to builders, contractors, and construction businesses which build or repair structures, by using the property where the work was completed as a form of collateral. Eli...


Oregon Construction Lien Waivers

Oregon's Construction Lien Law is codified at ORS 87.001 to 87.060 and 87.075 to 87.093. Liens are instruments, recorded with the land records for the locality where the relevant real property is situated, that document the agreement between the o...


Making a Mechanic's Lien Claim in Virginia

In Virginia, a lien claimant may make a claim for a mechanic's lien by completing and recording a "Memorandum for Mechanic's Lien" document. There are separate versions of the Memorandum depending on whether the claimant is a contractor, su...


Colorado Lien Waivers - What type should I use?

Lien waivers are a type of contractual document used to waive or "give up" a person's claim to a mechanic's lien. Waivers are usually granted on a quid pro quo basis, i.e., "pay me for the work completed up to this point and I'll guara...


Obtaining a Mechanic's Lien on Real Property in Washington

In Washington, any licensed contractor, subcontractor, or supplier who furnishes labor, professional services, materials, or equipment is entitled to claim a mechanic's lien. Every person claiming a lien must file and record a notice of claim of lien...


Illinois Mechanic's Lien Waivers

Under 770 ILCS 60, Illinois' Mechanic's Lien act, lien waivers are a type of document used between a contractor (including a sub or general) and a property owner to induce or encourage final or partial payments in exchange for forfeiting the claimant...


Construction Lien Waivers in Florida

Lien waivers or releases are used to surrender the right to a lien, either in full or in part, depending on what type of lien release form is used. Florida's Construction Lien Law authorizes statutory waivers at 713.20 Fla. Stat. (2016). In gene...


Using Lien Waivers for Nevada Mechanic's Liens

A lien waiver is a document drafted by a potential lien claimant such as a contractor, subcontractor, materials man, equipment lessor or other party to the construction project (the claimant) that states they have received payment and waive any futur...


Posting a Surety Bond to Release a Mechanic's Lien in Nevada

You've finally gone forward with your plan to build your dream kitchen. You've drawn up the plans and spoken with a local contractor who promised to construct everything according to your specifications. After countless nights spent indulging in medi...


What is a Mechanic's Lien?

In general, a lien is a type of property right which grants a creditor an interest over specific property of the debtor named in the lien. The lien is used as security for the debt or for performance of some act. A mechanic's lien is a security inter...