Mechanics Lien Attorney in WV
to Secure Interest in Property
Trump & Trump, L.C. Serves Clients in West Virginia
A mechanics lien is a security interest in the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property. Liens may be filed against commercial, residential, and industrial projects, for both real property and personal property. The mechanic’s lien against any individual property in West Virginia must be recorded within 100 days of the completion of the work of improvement unless there is a recorded notice of completion. Call Trump & Trump, L.C. at our office today in Martinsburg at (304) 267-7270 or Berkeley Springs at (304) 258-1414 or contact us online for an appointment to consult with a mechanics lien attorney today!
West Virginia Mechanics Lien and Procedures
Each state provides the legal statute for issuing a lien on behalf of someone who provides labor or materials. You do not need to have a formal written contract, but an oral agreement or contract can be just as valid for asserting a lien. In West Virginia, a preliminary notice may be sent via certified mail to the owner, but it is not a requirement.
Releasing or Canceling a Mechanics Lien After Payment
Once a mechanics lien is satisfied, it is up to the lien claimant to record a lien release. If the lien claimant refuses or otherwise cannot do so, the court may order the lien release. Trump & Trump, L.C. can assist you at any point in the lien removal process. We can assist with completing the appropriate lien release form and file the paperwork properly with the court. Our attorney could negotiate with the lien holder on your behalf for a potentially lower settlement. Learn more by consulting with our attorney in Martinsburg or Berkeley Springs today!