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Mechanic’s Lien Update– Recording Fees

When recording your mechanic’s lien in any state, there are logically recording fees. The fees are either paid to the clerk of the County Court, the register of deeds, or in some cases a recorder’s office. But how do you know the exact fee so as to prevent the forms being sent back? One way is simply to look online at the clerk’s office and see their fee schedule. But be careful: many times they have not updated the fee ...
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How to File Your Mechanic’s Lien Release

Hopefully, once you file your mechanic’s lien, payment will be forthcoming. When this happy moment arrives, you have to take care releasing the recorded mechanic’s lien. But how is this done? First, let us define terms. A mechanic’s lien release is after you have recorded the lien and have been paid. On the other hand, a mechanic’s lien waiver is waiving your right to record the lien in the future, in consideration of a partial or final payment. There are ...
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What if Your Mechanic’s Lien is Invalid?

No one is perfect, and there are occasions in which after filing your mechanic’s lien, it has to be withdrawn or released. For example, you may get a demand letter from the owner’s attorney insisting the mechanic’s Lien be released, primarily on procedural grounds. For example, it was recorded too late, does not have sufficient information, or is otherwise invalid under statute. If you decide to release the lien, do you have any other avenues for collection of the mechanic’s ...
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