Layton, Utah Mechanic Lien Attorneys
A mechanic’s lien in Utah is what are used by property professionals that are providing a service to improve a property. This could be a contractor, subcontractors, architecture, and suppliers use as a claim legally in pursuit to obtain dues owed to them for a service they provided and not properly compensated for. The lien is placed against real property going to renovation or being constructed. This can happen even if appropriate funds are distributed to the general contractor by the property owner. There can be disputes between general contractors and sub-contractors which results in the contractor not paying the sub-contractors for their work. In response to this precarious situation, property owner can be surprised with the placement of the lien on their property. The law in Utah allows the subcontractor/ supplier the right to pursue the owner of the property and property until they are properly paid. It is important for property owners to protect themselves in order to avoid this situation, so they do not end up paying twice for services.
Here is the What About Mechanic’s Liens
I’m sure it is discouraging and feels wrong to property owners to be responsible for paying a general contractor when he was supposed to delegate the funds. It is sad to say that this is common and very legal all over the United States. The service providers are generally required though legality provide the property owner notice of the possibility for a mechanic’s lien. Generally, after the lien has been place the property owner and subcontractor/supplier have six months to make amends or a law suit can be filed. The property owner may have trouble selling the property because of the recording of the lien. You need the help from LeBaron & Jensen law firm to remove the lien from the county records.
LeBaron and Jensen we have experience protecting the sub-contractors/suppliers and the property owners. We have dealt with several contract negotiations protecting either side. Call us today for a consultation! 801.773-9488