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Defining a Mechanic’s Lien
If contractors and suppliers don’t get paid on a construction project in Texas, they can file a mechanics lien to secure payment. A mechanics lien is a legal tool that provides the unpaid party with a security interest in the property.
Who is Able to File a Mechanic’s Lien
In Texas, original contractors (GCs), subcontractors, material suppliers, specialty material fabricators, design professionals, and landscapers all have the right to file a mechanics lien if they do not receive payment.
Parties who contracted directly with the owner of the property in Texas can file a constitutional lien. There are no notice or filing requirements for a constitutional lien, but claimants must meet specific requirements.