Haven’t gotten paid for construction work you completed on a private project? Our New Jersey construction lien attorney will be able to assist you in properly collecting the outstanding debt by filing and enforcing a construction lien.
What Is a Construction Lien?
Pursuant to New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law (CLL), N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-1, et. seq., contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and design professionals can secure payment for unpaid labor, materials, and/or equipment related to private projects by filing a lien against an owner, real property development unit owner, or community association.
New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law
A knowledgeable New Jersey construction lien attorney cautions that the 2011 amended CLL has strict requirements, such as:
- The contract and any amendments thereto must be in writing.
- The amount of the lien claimed is limited by the written contract (or amendments) amount for the work performed through the date of the lien, less any payments.
- Lawsuit to enforce the lien must be filed within one year from the date of the last work performed or materials delivered.
For residential projects, you:
- Have 60 days from the last work performed and supplies delivered to file a Notice of Unpaid Balance and Right to File Lien (NUB);
- Must serve a demand for arbitration within 10 days of filing the NUB;
- Must record the lien within 10 days of the arbitration determination, but no later than 120 days from the last work performed or materials delivered.
For non-residential projects, you:
- Must lodge the lien claim within 90 days from the date of the last work performed or materials delivered.
Seek a New Jersey Construction Lien Attorney
For a review and analysis of your case, and assistance throughout the lien process, contact a New Jersey construction lien attorney with Snellings Law LLC at (973) 265-6100.