Mechanic’s Lien For Property Owners
Some mechanic’s liens can be defeated easily. The lien is technically invalid if it was filed more than 60 days from the last date of work on a residential project, or more than 75 days from the last date of work on a commercial project.
The mechanic’s lien statute also has special protections for homeowners, especially if the homeowner paid the builder in full.
Finally, the owner of the premises can force the holder of lien to either file a lawsuit to enforce the lien or otherwise abandon any rights held under the lien.