What are construction liens on commercial projects in Texas

  • A lien is a legal document allowing unpaid contractors to get what they’re owed
  • Nearly anyone who worked on a commercial project could qualify – TexasEasyLien.com quickly tells you if you qualify

AUSTIN, Texas – Filing a construction lien used to be complicated and expensive. TexasEasyLien.com changed that by providing a new way for contractors to prepare a lien themselves online at a fraction of the time and cost. Lawyers can also use TexasEasyLien.com’s automated process on behalf of clients.

What is a commercial construction lien?

No pay, slow pay, unpaid – these phrases are familiar to veterans in the construction business. That’s when a contractor or subcontractor doesn’t get paid for their work. Texas construction law allows workers to make a public legal claim for unpaid work by filing a lien.

Commonly referred to as a Mechanics Lien, the technical term is Mechanic’s, Contractor’s, or Materialmen’s Lien, also known as Lien Affidavit, Constitutional Lien, or Construction Lien Waiver.

  • Filing a lien allows a payee to pursue legal channels to get paid.
  • Payors often respond quickly when a lien is filed against them.
  • Those who qualify include people who provided labor, services or materials for a commercial project in Texas.

Do I have to file a claim for each month I am not paid?

Yes. You cannot wait until the end of the project and file one claim. You must satisfy various statutory requirements for each month in which you were not paid.
Unsure if you qualify for lien? Visit TexasEasyLien.com and follow the simple, guided instructions – we’ll tell you if you qualify. The entire process can be completed in about 15 minutes.
Everyone across the Lone Star State can benefit from this service including in Austin, Central Texas, Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, Houston, Harris County, Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, Dallas, Collin County, Dallas County, Tarrant County, San Antonio, Bexar County, Laredo, Beaumont, and everywhere else in Texas.
Construction professionals who may pursue a lien include general contractors, contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers, including architects, engineers, painters, flooring installers, masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, surveyors, and even commercial real estate brokers.

About TexasEasyLien.com

Fast. Simple. Affordable. TexasEasyLien.com helps contractors and subcontractors get paid what they’re owed. The service prepares liens and bonds online quickly and inexpensively – no lawyers needed. Commonly referred to as a lien, the technical term is Mechanic’s, Contractor’s, or Materialmen’s Lien, also known as Affidavit of Lien, Constitutional Lien, and Construction Lien Waiver. TEL was established in 2008 and is based in Austin, serving all of Texas.

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