In New York State, when contractors or subcontractors perform work on a job and do not get paid by the general contractor or prime contractor, they have a right to pursue a mechanic’s lien to ensure payment for their work.
Likewise, companies who provide towing, auto body work, repairs or storage services for cars, boats or aircraft are entitled to a garageman’s lien to ensure payment for their work. If the lien is not paid in a timely manner, the lien holder is entitled to foreclose the lien and sell the property subject to the lien.
Legal Options for a Mechanic’s Lien in NY
Contractors or garagemen who seek the relief afforded by a mechanic’s lien or garageman’s lien under New York law must be careful. New York’s mechanic’s liens laws and garageman’s liens laws are subject to detailed requirements which must be strictly complied with.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy we are committed to helping unpaid contractors and service providers protect their rights through the proper filing, perfection and enforcement of mechanic’s liens and garageman’s liens. If you need to speak with a lawyer about your lien rights, contact us today at (518) 274-5820 for assistance.
Your Trusted Advocates
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy attorneys are regularly relied upon by individuals and business owners throughout New York State for sound advice and quality legal representation. Our experienced attorneys are prepared to answer your questions and protect your rights. We’re prepared to discuss your legal needs, including:
- Filing and perfection of mechanic’s liens
- Filing and perfection of garageman’s liens
- Enforcement of lien rights
- Defense of lien holders against claims of superior lien holders
Contact Us For a Free Case Review
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced mechanic’s liens lawyers in Albany, Schenectady, Troy or Saratoga Springs, NY, call (518) 274-5820 or contact us confidentially by e-mail. Convenient appointments, including evenings and weekends, are available upon request.