What is Commercial Property in regards to a Construction Lien
It may seem obvious what a commercial property is in relation to if you can file a construction lien on the property that you were not paid for the services or equipment that you provided. In most cases, it is readily apparent that it is a commercial property. If the owner is not occupying the property then it is likely a commercial property under the Texas lien laws.
It is very important to make the determination between a residential property and a commercial property because the Texas lien laws are less stringent on commercial properties than on residential properties and different rules and deadlines apply. Attorney Javier Marcos is well versed in Texas Property Code and the Commercial Lien Laws that govern them to help contractors and owners alike.
Once it’s been determined that it is a Commercial, how do I get paid the money I’m owed?
There are many types of workers that may have lien rights on the commercial property that has been involved in a project. This includes general contractors, sub-contractors under the general contractor including engineers, architects, material providers, laborers or any other party that provided a service or products. Any of these parties may bring a claim against another party.
These parties may claim a construction lien that includes non-payment for services rendered, non-delivery of equipment or supplies, poor quality or workmanship or other fraudulent reasons.
Construction Liens are complex
By the Texas Property Code, the process for filing construction liens properly and in within deadlines is very complex. If not properly filed, it could delay you getting paid or even lose the chance to get paid for what you are owed. It is imperative to get started immediately in cases where you feel that you may not get compensated for your work or materials on residential projects. In most cases, we can even help with filing a pre-lien to have everything in place prior to starting a project.
Attorney Javier Marcos has the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to help you pursue or even dispute construction liens. His knowledge of the Texas Property Code and the process of Residential Construction Liens helps his clients get the upper edge when working in the complex construction industry in Texas.