Workers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and others are granted the right by law to file a lien against a construction project if they are unpaid. This gives those protected persons the right to sue to recover the debt owed to them on the constructions project and, if unpaid, to actually sell the construction project to pay the debt.
Although a lien gives a great advantage to the person who has not been paid, the law imposes strict deadlines, notice requirements and filing requirements in order to perfect the lien. Failure to properly perfect the lien results in it being invalid. The unpaid person may still sue, he simply cannot seize and sell the project if he is unpaid.
If you work in construction and you need help following the guidelines to file a lien, contact us at Norman Business Law Center. Our skilled and experienced team of litigation lawyers will gladly assist you. Learn more about what we do on our services page, or contact us today to schedule a consultation.