Construction Liens

The attorneys at Fabrizio & Brook, P.C., routinely draft, record and perfect liens for clients in Troy, across the Detroit metro area and throughout Michigan.

Navigating The Complex Mechanic’s Lien Process

Mechanic’s liens are a crucial means of getting paid in the construction industry. Under the Michigan Construction Lien Act, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, laborers and design professionals may secure payment for work performed or materials supplied by enforcing a lien on the property.

Mechanic’s liens have many notice requirements. In Michigan, mechanic’s liens on private property must be filed within a statutory period of time after the last day the lien holder provided services or labor to the project. Owners and lessees must provide a notice of commencement before physical improvements begin on a property. Subcontractors and material suppliers must provide a notice of furnishing within a specified period of time after providing services or materials to a project.

Failure to meet a deadline or notice requirement can render a lien unenforceable, leaving you without legal recourse for collecting the money you are owed. Our attorneys can guide you through the process so that you meet all of the necessary requirements.

With decades of experience handling construction law matters, we know the requirements of an effective, enforceable mechanic’s lien.