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Video Transcribed: Tulsa construction attorney Brian Carter with tulsaconstructionlawyer.com. I’m going to talk a bit about what a mechanic’s or a materialman’s lien can do to you to protect your rights. A lien, a mechanic’s lien or materialman’s lien, oftentimes called M&M liens, is to secure payment for worker materials provided to a job when not paid.
And it’s a document that’s filed with the land records in your jurisdiction. It is dependent oftentimes on the type of project, whether it’s a residential or a commercial, and the status of the contractor involved, whether it’s a prime contractor, general contractor, a subcontractor, a material supplier.
There are different requirements depending on one’s role in a project. Lean requirements are fairly straight forward, however, very detailed and there are some hard time limitations that require certain filings to be done depending on the scope of the work and when materials or labor completed.
I will let in future videos talk about some more of the specifics regarding timing and the required contents of a lien. But a lean in general though to recap is a way to protect your rights in work or materials supplied to a project and there are legal remedies obviously by the way of foreclosure, judicial sale, when an owner does not pay up.
Again, I will take up some of these other issues in the future. Thank you for watching Brian Carter, tulsaconstructionlawyer.com.