//kallemeyn.com/legal-practice-areas/real-estate-lawyers-anoka-county/mechanics-liens-lawyer-anoka/Minnesota’s Mechanics Lien law protects contractors and subcontractors and even the property owners from payment issues that sometimes arise over how and whether contract work is paid and to whom. Specifically, the law protects a contractor or subcontractor from not being paid and protects a property owner from paying a contractor only to later learn that the contractor did not then pay their subcontractor. This law essentially puts a lien on the piece of property that was worked on until the appropriate payments are made. Charles Kallemeyn of Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn focuses more than ½ of his practice on real estate law in the Coon Rapids, Blaine and Anoka, MN area. He has extensive experience with the mechanics lien statute and can help you navigate related issues whether you are a contractor, subcontractor or a property owner.

Requirements for The Mechanics Liens Within Statutory Deadlines

Minnesota law requires that, in order to protect both property owners who are having improvements made and the contractors and subcontractors who are completing the work, to claim a lien, the contractor or sub-contractor must follow these specific requirements within appropriate statutory deadlines:

● Provide notice in the contract itself that a lien may be claimed
● Give an initial, “pre-lien”, notice identifying contractor and subcontractors
● Provide timely, accurate lien statement if lien is claimed
● If necessary, start lawsuit within one year from completion of work

One important thing to note is that once the project is complete, the contractor/subcontractor must serve the Statement of Mechanic’s Lien to the property owner within 120 days after finishing the work, or furnishing the last item of skill, material, or machinery. Therefore, it is important to partner with a law firm regarding completing and filing a mechanics lien statement so that it is honored by the court. The court will want to be sure that all rules have been followed in order to move forward with this type of claim. Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can help you navigate this process with ease.

Experienced Real Estate Legal Support

In addition to handling mechanics lien claims, Kallemeyn & Kallemeyn can also provide strong legal assistance with boundary disputes, joint ownerships, mortgage foreclosure, property leasing, tenant eviction, purchase agreements and purchase agreements. Real estate law can be complex and requires a great attention to detail and understanding of specific Minnesota law. Our team has this knowledge and experience and will walk you through the process after sitting down to listen to your questions, concerns and your goals. Call us today at (763) 427-5131 to get started.