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Connecticut Mechanics Lien Lawyers.
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- Never Step Foot in Court
- We Do All the Paperwork and Filing
- Includes Marshall’s Fees for Service on Homeowner
- Includes Recording Fees for Filing
Contact us for a free consultation 203.925.9200 or 860.263.0394
You see, my father, grandfather, and brother have all been contractors. My brother is still in the business. I can remember weeks where my father came home, exhausted, only to double down on that when his bills didn’t get paid. He didn’t want me to live by the whims of customers who tried to take advantage of a hard working guy who did the work only to get pushed down the line when the bill was due, so he encouraged me to go to law school.
Since I knew that not all customers are as honest as my dad, I made sure to learn the ins and outs of mechanics liens when I was in law school, and I have become a go-to lawyer for contractors across Connecticut for the proper application of the Mechanic’s Liens Laws.
Mechanics Liens allow you to secure your outstanding bills by placing a lien on the land records of the property that you worked on. This means that the title cannot pass to another person until you are paid. There are time limits and legal requirements for the placing of a mechanics lien, and you need to do it 100% correctly to be guaranteed your lien will hold up in court. Sure, you can do it on your own, but you aren’t a lawyer, and I am not a contractor. I wouldn’t try to run new electrical service or build a back deck, because that’s not my strength. Don’t take a chance of losing out on your lien by missing an important step in the Mechanic’s Lien process. Let me do my job, so you can get back to work.
I’m Attorney Jill Ruane. I’m a lawyer for contractors. And I get you paid.
Lots of customers will want to wait until the very last minute to pay their bills, often promising payments for months at a time, and maybe making partial payments along the way towards a larger bill. The problem with that process is that while you are getting small payments, the clock is ticking. You see, you only get 90 days from the last day of work on a job to place a mechanics lien on a property. If you get partial payment hoping for the final payoff and too much time passes, you can be barred from securing your debt. We make sure that doesn’t happen by placing the lien as soon as possible. Even just sending the notice of the lien has caused customers to pay their bill right away!
Sec. 49-33. Mechanic’s lien. Precedence. Rights of subcontractors. (a) If any person has a claim for more than ten dollars for materials furnished or services rendered in the construction, raising, removal or repairs of any building or any of its appurtenances or in the improvement of any lot or in the site development or subdivision of any plot of land, and the claim is by virtue of an agreement with or by consent of the owner of the land upon which the building is being erected or has been erected or has been moved, or by consent of the owner of the lot being improved or by consent of the owner of the plot of land being improved or subdivided, or of some person having authority from or rightfully acting for the owner in procuring the labor or materials, the building, with the land on which it stands or the lot or in the event that the materials were furnished or services were rendered in the site development or subdivision of any plot of land, then the plot of land, is subject to the payment of the claim…
(h) If any person has a claim for more than ten dollars for materials furnished or services rendered in the construction, raising, removal or repairs of any real property, and the claim is by virtue of an agreement with or by consent of the lessee of such real property or of some person having authority from or rightfully acting for such lessee in procuring the materials or labor, then the leasehold interest in such real property is subject to the payment of the claim. This subsection shall not be construed to limit any of the rights or remedies available to such person under subsection (a) of this section.
(i) Any mechanic’s lien may be foreclosed in the same manner as a mortgage.
We set our flat fee at $999, and this includes everything. Title Search – included. Recording Fee – included. Postage – included. Phone Calls to your Lawyer – included. We price the fee flat so you know exactly what you will pay and can put MORE of your money back into your pocket.
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*Marshall Service fee for one owner included. Additional owners may incur additional charges from the Marshall. No additional fees charged by our office. Fee is for lien only. Foreclosure services available. Contact us for more information.