Christopher Strang’s Answers

Christopher Strang

Boston Construction / Development Lawyer.

Contributor Level 3
  1. Can an attorney help me? If so, what kind of attorney should I be looking for?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Marianne E. Brown
    2. Christopher Strang
    3. Charles Michael Tobin
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like this was someone who is, or was posing as a home improvement contractor. If that is the case, you should contact the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation. They have a department that investigates home improvement contractor complaints. You can find the proper forms and instructions here: http://mass.gov/ocabr/consumer-rights-and-resources/home-improvement-contract/

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  2. How do I remove mechanic's lien? What steps do I need to take?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Christopher Strang
    2. Andrew J. Lynn
    3. Robert Allen Shipley
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on the specific facts and circumstances, however, you typically will need a court order in order to get a mechanic's lien removed if you can't get the contractor to voluntarily dissolve it. There are several steps that the contractor must take in limited time frames in order to establish a valid lien. I recommend at least consulting with an attorney about the nature of the lien in order to get more thorough advice.

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  3. Can I file a mechanics lien for material specially fabricated for a residence, if notice of identification was sent to GC ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. Christopher Strang
    3. Steven Robert Striffler
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no such 20 day requirement in the mechanic's lien law. You may have lien rights, but there are several factors that go into determining that. You should contact a MA construction law attorney for more details, and soon. The deadline to file a lien is short.

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