Construction Lien - Definition
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Table of ContentsWhat is a Construction Lien?What are the Rules for Construction Liens?Academic Research
What is a Construction Lien?
A construction lien is a type of lien that protects builders, vendors, suppliers, contractors and other professionals from the risk of not being paid for their labor and materials supplied for a construction project. The professional may file a lien against the subject property (real estate) where the work was rendered. This has the effect of clouding title to the property.
What are the Rules for Construction Liens?
Different states treat construction liens in various ways, there are specific agencies or jurisdictions that handle the filing of a construction lien. Generally, hen filing a construction lien, the contract that states the type of construction and the job needed to be done must be attached. When filing a lien, the owner of the property is entitled to a copy of lien either before or after the lien is filed (depending upon the jurisdictional rules).