Mechanics' Liens: Definition & Procedure


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Who is entitled to a mechanics' lien?

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1. Carl is a carpenter and commences work on a project on April 1, 2015 and finishes it on July 28, 2015. He provided a pre-filing notice on April 15, 2015. He timely records his mechanics' lien on September 15, 2015. For purposes of lien priority, which of the following dates is the effective date of the lien if the lien 'relates back' under state law?

2. What type of lien is a mechanics' lien?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mechanics' liens protect businesses that contribute to improving a real estate property, and these practice assessments will help analyze your understanding of mechanics' liens and how they work. Quiz questions focus on lien classifications and example situations in which mechanics' liens apply.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This pair of assessments will test you on:

  • Workers entitled to mechanics' liens
  • Chronology applied in mechanics' liens
  • Mechanic lien classifications
  • How to avoid mechanics' liens being applied

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you comprehend key information from the related mechanics' liens lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who is entitled to a mechanics' lien
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about classifying mechanics' liens and how to avoid them

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about mechanics' liens, review the corresponding lesson titled Mechanics' Liens: Definitions & Procedure. The lesson covers the following key topics:

  • Scary situations in which mechanics' liens may come into play as a homeowner
  • Variances due to differing state statutes
  • Priorities and enforcement as they apply to mechanics' liens