Md.'s intensive mechanic's-lien process can last 14 months or longer

10/16/2013 | Mondaq (free registration)

The mechanic's-lien process in Maryland is complex, requiring a contractor or subcontractor to file a complaint, to present evidence at a hearing and often to successfully argue at trial for establishing a lien, according to this article. The lien doesn't attach when a contractor or subcontractor begins work, and the process may take 14 months or longer to resolve, the article notes.

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