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Discharging Mechanic’s Liens in Pennsylvania

If you have had construction work performed at your property, then you may have had the unfortunate experience of having a contractor or subcontractor file a mechanic’s lien against your real property. A mechanic’s lien can cause any number of problems when trying to sell your property – most notably, a cloud on your property’s title. It can also come as a shock to a property owner who was unaware that a subcontractor had not been paid in full.

Property owners in Pennsylvania can take action to have the claim removed from their property’s title before litigation is instituted and even after a contractor or subcontractor files a complaint to secure a judgment on the lien claim. A lien claim can be discharged by paying the amount of the lien into the Court, or posting a bond for double the amount of the lien. All is not lost if a complaint is filed. If you need to have a mechanic’s lien released after a complaint has been filed, you can still secure the lien in the same manner, but a complete release will require court intervention.

COPYRIGHT © 2022, STARK & STARKNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 324
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Bianca A. Roberto, Stark Law, Transactional lawyer, Litigation Attorney
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Bianca A. Roberto is an Associate and member of Stark & Stark’s Business & Corporate Group.  Ms. Roberto concentrates her practice in the area of transactional and litigation work, representing corporations, banks, boards, and individuals in a broad range matters. Prior to joining Stark & Stark, Ms. Roberto served as Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert O. Baldi and the Honorable Wallace H. Bateman, Jr. in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.  Ms. Roberto served as a legal intern for The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for the Honorable J. Michael...

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