Deciding to renovate or build a house is not a decision North Carolina homeowners make lightly. Even minor projects can wind up being expensive and time-consuming, so once you decide to do this, it is critical that you hire the right people to help you.
Filing a mechanic's lien is one of the more aggressive -- but necessary -- ways that a general contractor, subcontractor or supplier can collect payment for completed work. It is a very complex process, and in articles on our website, we discuss some of the challenges of filing a mechanic's lien. For instance, we discuss the complications that can arise if the developer or owner files for bankruptcy.
Homeowners and developers in North Carolina have a lot riding on the construction of a new home, whether it's a place to live or a paycheck. If a project gets delayed or completed improperly, both of these parties stand to lose quite a bit. Thankfully, you do have legal options if you have been negatively impacted by construction problems.