Does a subcontractor without s contract have rights to lien a job?
What state is this in?You did have a verbal agreement - correct?
New York and we have a verbal aggreement.
Verbal agreement are valid contracts.On private projects, a lien may be filled by a broad array of individuals including general contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and material/equipment suppliers. Unlike other states, a subcontractor can file a lien regardless of his or her “tier”. In other words, a lien would be available to a sub-sub-sub-subcontractor or even lower tier. The only exception is that a material/equipment supplier does not get a lien if that person’s contract is with another supplier.On private liens, file with the County Clerk of the county in which the project is located. On private liens, you may serve a copy 1) before filing the lien, but not earlier than 5 days before or 2) within 30 days after it’s filing. The applicable statute, namely Chapter 33, Article 2, Section 11 gives a number of elaborate alternatives to service, including personal service by a process server and leaving a copy with someone of suitable age.If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to ask!Please remember to only rate my answer when you are satisfied with my response. IF you feel the need to click either of the two starts on the left, please STOP and reply to me via the "CONTINUE CONVERSATION" button. Let me know the issue you have and I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.If you give any rating below 3 stars then I will not be compensated in any way for helping you today.The "helped a little" is considered a negative.Thank you,Law Pro
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