Mechanic’s And Materialman’s Liens In Louisiana
Waiting for the check is probably the most frustrating aspect of working as a contractor. The reality is that sometimes pursuing the money owed to you takes time and effort on your part. We can help make this process a lot easier for you.
At Clary | Suba | Neale, we’ve helped general contractors, subcontractors and everyone involved in construction from across Baton Rouge pursue and recover the money owed to them. We regularly pursue liens and understand the laws’ functions and processes well. People turn to us because we can provide timely, personalized service to get their business on track.
What Is The Difference Between A Mechanic’s Lien And A Materialman’s Lien?
From a basic perspective, there is little difference between the two types of liens. A mechanic’s lien is simply a lien placed against the material used and would be placed by:
- Lumber yards
- Pipe manufacturers
- Steel yards
- Stone quarries
- Equipment lessors
Every single individual and company involved in a construction project deserves timely, complete payment.
All that said, subcontractors, prime contractors and suppliers may all have different legal requirements to secure their ability to use a lien. This is different for every individual business and vendor, but we can assist you.
When Is A Lien Necessary?
Liens are necessary when your debt collection efforts fail on completed work. The lien can force a foreclosure on a property and allow you to receive payment for your work. There are various deadlines under Louisiana law for how long you must file a lien, but typically it is 60 days after a notice of completion.
Following The Process Is Vital
In order to place a lien against a property, you have to follow Louisiana’s laws and procedures. This can be complex, and many contractors, subcontractors and suppliers make avoidable mistakes. We help our clients meet all the necessary deadlines and filings to ensure they are in a position for a lien, if necessary.
Dedication. Attention. Diligence.
If you believe you need to begin the process for a lien, we can provide you with the information and guidance you need to take the next steps. We will provide you with a personalized plan to pursue the outcome you need. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services by calling 225-228-3694 or using this online form.