Jim is a home builder. He has a great reputation and builds beautiful custom homes. He has rarely ever had a problem on a project until he met the Jones family.
The Jones family contracted with Jim to build a house on their lot in the Tailing Red subdivision. Everything was fine initially until a big disagreement arose and the Jones withheld a large payment owed to Jim.
Weeks went by with no resolution and no payment.
Builders in this position have the law on their side. Texas gives builders a lien if they furnish labor or material for a house under a contract with the owner. This is referred to as a mechanic’s and materialman’s lien.
Jim needs to do a few things really quickly though:
• Give timely notice and demand to the Jones family of the unpaid bill.
• Prepare an Affidavit of Mechanic’s Lien and file it in the proper County.
• Enforce the lien through the appropriate Court if it remains unpaid.
Builders must not wait long – timing of the notice and the lien filing are extremely important.
Jim, protect yourself. Send the notice and file your lien before it’s too late.
Excited to see you thrive –
~ The Allen Firm team | Your Legal Guides
PS. Subcontractors, you have similar protections in the law as well but with some different notice requirements. Act quickly.