Asserting Liens (or Defending Claims)
As we mentioned earlier, having a well-written owner / architect agreement is critical to your success. This document sets the foundation for your contractual relationship. As any business contract, it will communicate what is expected and what will be provided by the architect.
Unfortunately, sometimes payment disputes occur.
Depending on the laws of the jurisdiction of the project, a design professional’s lien can be asserted against the owner’s real property for the amount that the architect or engineer is owed for their work. There are steps that must be followed in order for the lien to be established and enforced.
The attorneys at Policastri Law Firm, LLC have been asserting liens on behalf of design professionals for years. We can assist you.
Alternatively, if you are the property owner or assisting the property owner who is facing a lien, contact us today. We can assist you with defending your claim. We will proactively work with you to understand the situation and provide personalized legal solutions to suit your needs.