If you have had construction work performed at your property, then you may have had the unfortunate experience of having a contractor or subcontractor file a mechanic’s lien against your real property. A mechanic’s lien can cause any number of problems when trying to sell your property – most notably, a cloud on your property’s title. It can also come as a shock to a property owner who was unaware that a subcontractor had not been paid in full.

Property owners in Pennsylvania can take action to have the claim removed from their property’s title before litigation is instituted and even after a contractor or subcontractor files a complaint to secure a judgment on the lien claim. A lien claim can be discharged by paying the amount of the lien into the Court, or posting a bond for double the amount of the lien. All is not lost if a complaint is filed. If you need to have a mechanic’s lien released after a complaint has been filed, you can still secure the lien in the same manner, but a complete release will require court intervention.

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Bianca A. Roberto is a member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Employment, Beer & Spirits, and Business & Corporate Groups. Ms. Roberto concentrates her practice in all areas of civil and commercial litigation, including the counseling and representation of…

Bianca A. Roberto is a member of Stark & Stark’s Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Employment, Beer & Spirits, and Business & Corporate Groups. Ms. Roberto concentrates her practice in all areas of civil and commercial litigation, including the counseling and representation of clients in estate litigation, business and commercial disputes, residential and commercial real property disputes, and employment matters.