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Mechanic’s Lien: Legal Description Required?

We are as frequently asked about the content required in the filing of a mechanic's lien. More specifically, does a full-blown legal description need to be in the form or can you simply get away with a simple street address? I bet you know the answer to this one. Some state clerk's offices, registry of deeds or recorder's offices will allow a common street address, but this is becoming more and more infrequent. As a general statement, the legal description ...
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Filing a Mechanics Lien to Prevent the Sale of the Property

It is bad enough furnishing valuable labor and materials to a project and not being paid. Or a slow pay arrangement in which you only receive a partial amount at the end of the project. But it can get even worse if the owner attempts to sell the property out from under you and get away without paying any sums. This is when a mechanic’s lien can effectively prevent that sale. Here is an example. You have been called in ...
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Be Technical When Filing Your Mechanic’s Lien

We are all familiar with some of the technical requirements of filing a mechanic's lien, including the legal description, the correct names and addresses of the general contractor or person you have a contract with, a description of the services performed, the first and last day furnishing labor or materials, the common street address of the property, and of course information about you as the mechanic's lien claimant. But don't let that forest distract you from the trees. Sometimes the ...
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