Hi. My name is Rob Chewning. I am one of the attorneys here at McLaughlin & Nardi, LLC, who practices in the field of construction law. We receive a lot of questions about construction liens.
Constructions liens are a way in which to obtain a security interest in a property in which you might be owed money either as a contractors/subcontractor or supplier for a particular construction project. It can be used as a way to compel payment from the contractor if they owe you money if you are a subcontractor, or if you are the general contractor and the owner owes you money, because that security interest will prevent the owner from selling that property without paying the construction lien that you might be able to obtain.