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When You Need an Ohio Mechanic’s Lien Attorney to Make Sure You Get Paid

We guide you through the complex process of filing a mechanic’s lien

At Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis, we are experienced at handling mechanic’s lien claims for our clients. An attorney at our firm will help you understand the Ohio laws and statues in Chapter 1311 of the Ohio Revised Code regarding state and local, and private and public, construction projects.

Well-versed in Ohio construction law, we guide construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers through the process of filing a mechanic’s lien claim, fulfilling procedural requirements and meeting strict deadlines. Our goal is to maximize your chances of getting paid.

What happens when you file a mechanic’s lien?

A mechanic’s lien is a claim that ensures that property owners pay construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers for services and materials used in constructing, improving or repairing their property. A mechanic’s lien attaches to improvements made to land as well.

You must prepare and timely file an affidavit with the county recorder’s office in the county where the building is located. You must send a copy of the affidavit by any means that includes a written receipt to the property owner within 30 days.

If the owner does not pay, the construction company, contractor, subcontractor or supplier can seek enforcement of the lien. Once you file, the property owner will be served a notice that a lien has been placed on their property. If the property owner does not pay, court proceedings begin to sell the land for payment of the materials and services provided.

Making sure your mechanic’s lien contains the correct information

Our lawyers make sure your affidavit contains the following:

  • The amount you are due
  • A description of the property charged with the lien
  • The name and address of the person you did work or provided materials for
  • The name of the property owner
  • Your name and address
  • The first and last dates you worked or provided materials

Time limits for filing a mechanic’s lien

Our lawyers also make sure you file your mechanic’s lien on time, usually by the following deadlines:

  • Residential property ― within 60 days of the date you last worked
  • Oil and gas project ― within 120 days of the date you last worked
  • Commercial property ― within 75 days of the date you last worked

Efficiently assisting you in obtaining a mechanic’s lien

When you need to file a mechanic’s lien, call Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis at 216-503-4794 or contact us online to arrange an initial consultation.