MECHANICS' LIENS IN COLORADO
A Mechanic's Lien is an effective legal tool used by general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, or laborers to secure payment for unpaid labor, materials, or equipment. A Mechanic's Lien is filed on the property where the construction job site is located, in order to leverage the owner to make payment for services or materials provided.
One of the most common disputes our firm handles is conflicts between contractors and homeowners. This often leads to the homeowner threatening to not pay the contractor for work and the contractor threatening to record a mechanics' lien against the homeowner's property. Having a mechanics' lien on your property is a serious issue that needs to be resolved. Likewise, not being paid for providing improvements to someone's property is a serious issue affecting a contractor's livelihood. We represent homeowners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, suppliers, and laborers on these issues. If you have a dispute involving construction, give us a call or complete our Consultation Form to determine how to proceed.
If you are a contractor, we can record a mechanics' lien on your behalf and walk you through the process, up through and including foreclosure and breach of contract litigation if needed. If you are a homeowner, we can help you with dispute resolution, up to and including breach of contract litigation, removal of the mechanics' liens, and construction defect litigation, to name a few.
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF FILING MECHANICS' LIENS IN COLORADO?
If you are a contractor, a common mistake is to assume you will be paid for your work. To be safe, the best practice is to assume you will not be paid and to keep in mind the proper deadlines and legal remedies set out by Colorado statutes governing mechanics' liens. If you are a property owner and have been threatened with a mechanic's lien, you have a very limited window of time to resolve the threatened lien before it is filed against your property. Give us a call at 720-441-3328 or Contact us today to learn more about filing mechanics' liens in Colorado.