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Michigan Construction Lien Act

The Michigan Construction Lien ACT (CLA)

The CLA allows parties — such as contractors and subcontractors — to place a lien on a commercial or residential property they have improved in order to secure payment for their services. If they do not receive payment, they are authorized to pursue a foreclosure lawsuit which, if successful, will result in a sale of the property in order to collect on their lien claim.

At Willis Law, we understand that many things can go wrong before, during and after a construction project for contractors and homeowners alike. Unfortunately, construction liens happen and can lead to bitter disputes. Our attorneys understand how important it is to resolve these disputes efficiently so that homeowners can protect their homes and so construction professionals can receive payment for their hard work.

Pursuing All Options for Resolving Construction Lien Disputes

Construction disputes do not have to result in protracted, costly litigation. Alternative dispute resolution ( ADR) such as arbitration and mediation can provide an opportunity to resolve disputes more efficiently than litigation if parties are willing to work toward a solution. In some cases, ADR can achieve resolution within days or weeks, while traditional litigation could extend beyond a year in extreme cases.

Contact Willis Law Today To Schedule A Consultation

It is in your best interest to act quickly to resolve your construction lien issue. If you are a contractor or subcontractor, failure to resolve the issue can damage the financial viability of your business. If you are a homeowner, not resolving the issue leaves you at risk of foreclosure and put your home improvement projects on hold.

To learn more about your options, contact us today for a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We have office locations in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Paw Paw.

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