Using Construction Liens To Remedy Nonpayment

Construction liens protect the rights of owners, contractors and other parties involved in the construction process. Any of these parties may file a lien against any other party involved in the construction project. Construction issues that often result in filing a lien include:

  • Fraud
  • Failure to pay for services
  • Failure to pay for materials
  • Failure to deliver services
  • Poor workmanship

Heath Grob, Principal Law Firm, P.C. has a long, successful track record of negotiating and settling construction disputes in the Dallas metropolitan area. By leveraging our industry relationships and tapping our knowledge and experience, we understand when filing a construction lien becomes the best solution.

Help Removing Construction Liens

Liens on properties are often not discovered until a title search is done at the time of sale. The complex nature of lien filings makes it difficult to negotiate their removal and get title insurance. Even if a lien is invalid, title companies will refuse to insure the title.

Construction liens typically fall into one of four categories:

  • Invalid mechanic’s liens
  • Judgment liens
  • Child support liens
  • Fraudulent liens

Requesting a full release from the lien holder is the best way to get a lien removed, but additional steps are often necessary. If the lien holder refuses to sign a release, there are both judicial and nonjudicial ways to move forward. When mediation and other nonjudicial solutions are not successful, we draft a formal demand and present it to the creditor. If the creditor refuses to execute a release, we take the case to court.

For Help With Construction Liens, Contact Heath Grob, Principal Law Firm, P.C.

Heath Grob, Principal Law Firm, P.C. is known throughout the Dallas and Rockwall area for our work in construction litigation and disputes. If you need help imposing or removing a construction lien, call 972-961-7879 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free half-hour consultation.

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