As a contractor in Texas, securing payment for services rendered should be a top priority. There is no more effective way to compel payment of unpaid invoices for services rendered than a mechanics lien.
A mechanics lien may also be called construction lien, materialman's lien or supplier's lien.
- Maintenance on real or personal property
A Mechanics lien covers any improvement of any building, structure, or premises in any manner.
What is covered?
Material and labor that is part of the construction, alteration, or improvement of any building or structure may be considered lien-able.
If you are a contractor or supplier in Texas and someone owes you money, the Steinbach Law Firm can help you with filing a Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien
Who is entitled to file a Mechanics Lien
This type of lien covers any person or business that furnishes material, renders services or provides labor for the following:
Note: These are just the main categories. A mechanics lien is not limited to these professions.
Filing a Mechanics lien (Materialman’s Lien) in Texas
A lien may be filed against property titles notifying potential lenders or purchasers that someone is claiming that a debt is owed. This claim may cover any material, equipment or labor that has been provided to a specific project or projects.
A mechanics lien in Texas is a claim for the value of a rendered service, material and equipment provided (sold or rented) and labor.
Can Attorney fees and cost be collected as part of the Lien?
Generally, a claimant may recover the cost associated with the claim, including attorney fees.
Good to know terms:
Real property, or real estate, consists of immovable property. This means any property that is attached directely to land, including the land itself.
This refers to rights carved out in the federal and state constitutions. Mechanics lien falls under this category.