When can a Mechanic’s Lien be filed?
Under Minnesota statute, a Mechanic’s Lien must be filed no more than 120 days after the last work, skill, material, or machinery provided by the person claiming a lien.
When does a Mechanic’s Lien expire?
A suit to foreclose a mechanic’s lien must be filed within one year after the last item of work, skill, material, or machinery is provided by the person claiming a lien.
How do you get rid of a Mechanic’s Lien?
If a lien has been filed it must be released of record or, if a foreclosure action has been started, there is a procedure for depositing funds into court. There is also a statutory provision for an action to remove the lien, which would also allow the deposit of funds with the court. Along with depositing the funds into the court,
What is a Mechanic’s Lien?
Minnesota has a procedure to assure people who provide labor or materials for improvements to real property that they will be paid. In general, if material or labor is provided which improves or repairs the real property, the party providing that material or labor has the right to file a lien on the property if they are not paid.
Minnesota statute gives this type of lien a special priority – it is treated as if the lien were filed as of the first day any work was done on the property as a part of the whole improvement. For example, when a new building is constructed, one of the early steps is often excavation and one of the last steps is finish carpentry. If the finish carpenter is not paid and files a lien it is treated as if it had been filed on the first day that the excavator (assuming that this is the first work done) did any work on the property.