Releasing Your Mechanics' Lien Rights

Here in Texas, the law surrounding mechanic's liens is not exactly simple. Complicating the process is that too many subcontractors and general contractors release their lien rights before they have really been paid.

Before granting conditional and unconditional releases of lien rights, it is important that you understand the effects of these decisions. If you speak with the attorneys of The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, in Houston and San Antonio, we can fully explain to you the ramifications of releasing your lien rights.

Do Not Release Your Lien Rights Without Speaking To An Experienced Attorney

We see it all too often. Contractors will come into our office because they did not get paid, but they already released their lien rights, significantly hampering their ability to get the money they are owed.

Many general contractors will try to get you to sign an unconditional release in exchange for a check. If you do this, there is the risk the check will bounce, and you will have surrendered a big piece of leverage.

In 2011, the Texas Legislature changed the forms for waiving lien rights, and there is a great deal of confusion in the industry about which forms are the proper ones. As your attorneys, we will make sure that you sign the proper form at the proper time.

There are conditional lien waiver forms that you can sign, but it is important to wait until you have been paid before you sign an unconditional release.

We Can Help Prevent Someone Taking Advantage Of You

Contact The Cromeens Law Firm, PLLC, if you have questions about what releasing your lien rights will mean. Our lawyers are ready to help you. Call 713-489-5792 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.