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Mechanics’ Lien

A non-consensual lien against a parcel of real property, created by recording a written instrument (a “statement of lien”) in the county records where the property is situate; which lien runs in favor of someone who has supplied labor or materials for the improvement of the property, and which lien is for the purpose of securing payment. A mechanics’ lien can be foreclosed through the courts. See lien.

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