When Mechanic’s Liens Become Necessary In Construction Payment Disputes

The goal of any construction project is, naturally, the successful, smooth fulfillment of construction contracts to the satisfaction of all parties. Unfortunately, snags often impede the way. As construction law attorneys serving clients statewide throughout North Carolina, we help people use mechanic’s liens to resolve payment disputes.

With mechanic’s liens as powerful legal tools, our attorneys at Robertson & Associates represent material suppliers, general contractors, subcontractors, architects and others who have not been paid as promised. For example, an elevator installer for a commercial building who hasn’t been paid may file a lien against the property owner. This legal action can bring full legal leverage to the problem of nonpayment. If the owner cannot or will not pay, a mechanic’s lien then makes it possible to foreclose on the property and take possession.

Foreclosure may seem to be a drastic measure on the part of one contractor out of many tradesmen who contribute to completing a construction project. Indeed, foreclosure as the outcome of a mechanic’s lien is not common. However, it is an effective method that often yields results through a payment, a payment arrangement or a negotiated settlement.

Also Representing Property Owners Against Other Parties In Construction Projects

In addition to representing contractors and other professionals, we represent property owners in payment disputes. For example, we bring lawsuits for construction defects. Alternatively, we may represent owners who seek to have liens lifted after refusing to pay builders or subcontractors because of:

  • Substandard workmanship
  • Failure to complete a job
  • Unreasonable delays or cost overruns
  • Abandonment of a work site

Our lawyers know the construction industry. We can “talk shop” with builders. Attorney Lee Robertson has written and presented extensively on North Carolina construction liens. As a recognized authority on mechanic’s liens, he is often the go-to lawyer for construction professionals as well as legal professionals seeking attorney referrals.

The Bottom Line: Financial Solutions

At the end of the day, our goal is to get you paid and see to it that your construction contracts are honored by others. We get results with speed and efficiency. Our rates are more reasonable than those of many large law firms but our legal services are just as effective.

With mechanic’s liens to add teeth to a challenge, we are confident in our ability to help you resolve nonpayment problems that have led you to look for a lawyer. Schedule a consultation by calling 704-597-5774 or inquire online.