Contractors and subcontractors in
most states have a powerful legal
tool at their disposal. If they’re not
paid, they can file a lien on the real
property where the work took place.
That lien can serve as at least a partial
guarantee that the contractor will be
paid for work done on the property.
Generally, the requirements for filing
a valid lien are similar to those in my
home state of Michigan. Here in
Michigan, you must file your Claim of
Lien with the Registrar of Deeds within
90 days of the last day that you worked
there or, if you supplied materials, the
last day you supplied them.
Some states use 45 days, some 60,