As a contractor, one of the ways to help ensure that you get paid for work that you perform is to make use of the mechanic lien process allowed under Illinois law. Our attorneys at Thompson, Rosenthal & Watts, LLP, have extensive experience in enforcing and contesting mechanic liens.
Mechanic liens are a very technical area of the law and to gain the maximum protection, you much comply with some strict timing requirements. Additionally, depending on the type of work that you do, your lien rights may also be affected by the Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act.
If you perform lienable work, do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a meeting to learn how the mechanic lien statute works and what time limits you need to understand when you are working on a project.
If you think you may need to record a mechanic lien, do not hesitate to contact us. The sooner that you contact an attorney, the more likely it is that you will be able to enforce your lien rights.
If you are contacting us to see about recording a lien, please assemble the following documents and information:
- The contract
- The name of the property owner
- The property address
- The name of the general contractor (if any)
- All invoices you have issued for the work performed
- A summary of all payments received
- The date you started work on the property
- The date you last performed work on the property
However, do not send any of these documents to us until after you talk to one of our attorneys on the telephone. Please see here to understand why.
If you think you may need assistance involving a mechanic lien, do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us via telephone at 630-369-3535.