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Tag Archives: Mechanic’s lien
The former Worcester County Courthouse at 2 Main Street was supposed to be converted into residential housing units and retail space after the City reached an agreement in March 2015 to sell it to Brady Sullivan Properties, LLC, a New … Continue reading
A mechanic’s lien is an encumbrance on private property to secure payment for a contractor (or subcontractor) or material supplier for labor or materials provided to improve that property. (Not familiar with mechanic’s liens? Review my earlier post on the … Continue reading
As it has done in the past, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) has interpreted the requirements for enforcement of a mechanic’s lien in broad fashion to protect a lien that otherwise might have been dissolved. In NES Rentals, Inc. v. … Continue reading
The first thing I think about when a subcontractor or supplier hasn’t been paid on a job is whether a mechanic lien can be filed. On private construction projects, subcontractors (or sub-subcontractors) and suppliers can assert a mechanic’s lien against … Continue reading
A “mechanic’s lien” is a misnomer: it has nothing to do with mechanics or cars. A mechanic’s lien is security for payment of labor or materials supplied to a private construction project. G.L. c. 254 governs Massachusetts mechanic’s liens. From … Continue reading
The scenario is all too familiar for subcontractors. Payments from the general contractor stop mid-project. The subcontractor rushes to record and serve a notice of contract to begin the process of perfecting a mechanic’s lien. However, the lien is discharged … Continue reading