- Mechanics liens, with their many specific requirements, provide powerful leverage for contractors, landscapers, home builders and others seeking to get paid for the work they’ve provided. Goldman & Pease knows that time is of the essence, that the laws of mechanics liens are exacting, and we regularly obtains that leverage to help our clients collect outstanding monies due on contracts involving work on properties. Recently we liened a multifamily property which had obtained sizable insurance recovery money from the 2018 Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosion, after the property owner then refused to pay the local contractors who worked to repair the property. The lien provided necessary leverage to bring the parties to settlement for payment.
As a property owner in Massachusetts, it is essential to understand your rights and options when it comes to managing your real estate holdings. One legal tool that can be used to resolve disputes over shared ownership of property