If you are supplying materials or performing work at a construction site, we can help you get paid. We are Schern Richardson Finter, PLC, a real estate law firm serving the Phoenix area since 2003. If you are a materialman, a person supplying construction materials at a site, you may file a lien on building to secure your interest if you are not paid. The same is true for contractors, architects, designers and other persons contributing work for the site. Enforcing these liens is complicated though and you are urged to contact a real estate law attorney in Phoenix from the real estate legal team of Schern Richardson Finter, PLC to assist you.
When mechanics and materialmen come to us for assistance, we make sure they are qualified to file a lien. A mechanic must have a proper license from the state for that line of work. The materialman does not need a license, but if a corporation, must be in good standing. Once you file your lien you have six months to foreclose on your lien or the lien becomes void.
When it is time to foreclose on the lien, we obtain a title report which lists all who have liens against the property. The original purchase and construction loans of the owner take priority over the materialman's and mechanic's liens. The materialman's and mechanic's liens all have equal priority regardless of the time filed. We examine the report to determine whether a foreclosure would be worthwhile for our client. If so, we bring the action notifying all lien holders so the court may resolve the rights of all at the same time. At the hearing, the court determines lien holder priority and orders the sale. We monitor the sale to see that our client's lien is paid according to the court order.
Contact a Phoenix Real Estate Law Attorney at the firm for diligent enforcement of Mechanic's Liens and Material man's Liens.
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