Subcontractor Lawyers in Phoenix
Helping Clients Get Paid What They Deserve
There are few things more frustrating than doing your best to complete a job and then not getting paid for your work. However, subcontractors who aren’t paid by homeowners or employers can pursue legal action to get paid for their work. The most common legal method for pursuing compensation as a subcontractor or repairman is through a lien, known as either a mechanic’s lien or a materialman’s lien.
In Arizona, a provider of supplies or services may place a lien against a property if they rendered services and were not compensated according to the agreement. The lien can have certain legal repercussions for homeowners, motivating them to get the payment to the repairman. It is important to note that not all subcontractors qualify for this legal action, making it crucial to consult with an attorney for help.
At Resolvere Law PLLC, our team of lawyers has spent decades helping individuals seek justice when their work goes unpaid. We understand the nuances of Arizona business law, including those involving liens. We promise to use our knowledge and experience to seek the most favorable outcome when it comes to your case. Call now to schedule your free initial consultation at 480-568-1327.
What Is a Subcontractor Lien?
A subcontractor lien makes it possible for a mechanic or repairman to take action if they have provided work or materials and have not received compensation. These liens can be held against general contractors or partnering subcontractors. They are placed against the homeowner’s real estate, making selling the property difficult or, in some cases, forcing a sale.
The lien motivates the contractor and homeowner to pay the subcontractor in full. Homeowners facing legal action in the form of mechanic’s liens should refer to proof of payment in full to avoid a lawsuit. Speaking with a trusted attorney is the most powerful step toward protecting yourself from a mechanic’s lien. Your lawyer can help you request a waiver and lien release or provide evidence of payment.
If you are a subcontractor seeking legal assistance or are a homeowner facing a subcontractor lien, please get in touch with our law firm right away.
How Do Subcontractor Liens Work in Arizona?
The process of filing a lien as a subcontractor can be complicated, and it can be difficult to know whether you qualify to take legal action. Discussing the unique details of your case with a reputable law firm like Resolvere Law PLLC is an essential first step in protecting your rights during a subcontractor dispute.
Some important facts to remember about subcontractor liens in Arizona include:
- Mechanic’s and materialmen’s liens require quick action. The law prevents suits from being filed when a certain amount of time has passed, such as sending a preliminary notice in the first 20 days.
- The preliminary notice must include certain items, such as the stated amount owed and a notice of failure to pay.
- A notice of completion must be filed to prove that the work was completed by the stated date, meaning the project as a whole and not just one step of the entire project.
- Qualifications for a successful mechanic’s lien include having a contract with the homeowner and performing a qualifying project.
- Liens must be released in a timely manner when they are paid in full, or the contractor could be subject to additional penalties.
Reach out to our caring, capable legal team right away to learn more about your rights during a subcontractor dispute and get help navigating this complex process.
Why Do I Need an Attorney to File a Materialmen’s Lien?
Owners and subcontractors both deserve to understand their rights and have those rights protected. A lawyer is often the first line of protection when it comes to knowing your legal options and having someone defend you in a lawsuit. Your lawyer can help ensure you get paid and that you don’t face any additional fines during your subcontractor dispute.
Some other duties a lawyer may perform when it comes to a home renovation project include:
- Drawing up legally valid contracts that protect you in case of a dispute
- Negotiating terms with the other party to ensure your best interests are met
- Defending you and ensuring your rights are protected
- Helping you file a lien if you are not paid for your services or materials
- Identifying evidence to prove that you have not been paid
- Protecting your rights as a homeowner if a suit or lien is brought against you
- Ensuring you meet all the deadlines to avoid delays or penalties
Should You Hire Our Subcontractor Attorneys?
When you are facing a legal dispute regarding a home renovation project, you may feel angry for being taken advantage of. As a homeowner, you could feel betrayed when a subcontractor wrongly brings a lien against you. Whatever your circumstances, you can count on the legal team at Resolvere Law PLLC.
Our team of lawyers has decades of experience handling business and professional matters. We understand the frustration that comes with having another person fail to fulfill their end of a contract. Our years of practice have given us unique insights into the nuances of Arizona law, and we promise to leverage that skill to get you the results you’re looking for.
At our law firm, we treat each client with the respect they deserve. We will take the time to listen to you and determine what course of action is based on your situation. We will also answer your questions without confusing legalese so you can know what to expect at each stage of the process. Call now to speak with our talented legal team and learn more about how we can help you protect your hard-earned money. You can reach us at 480-568-1327 to schedule a free initial case review. You have nothing to lose, so call now!