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Mechanic’s Liens: What You Need To Know

On August 28, 2018, Eric discussed a topic that every construction participant, from owner and contractor to subcontractor and suppliers, needs to know about: mechanic’s liens and lien protection for both private and public projects under Ohio’s lien statutes.

Eric covered several topics, including introducing mechanic’s liens, how to preserve your lien rights, identifying the last date of work, perfecting your lien, and enforcing and defending lien claims.

This presentation emphasized that mechanic’s liens are one of the most effective tools a contractor, subcontractor, or supplier has to increase leverage and be paid for their labor or materials. It illustrated that because lien laws are enforced strictly, there are many traps for the unwary, and a bad lien not only may be ineffective to secure payment, but could expose the claimant to damages from the owner.

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