If you provide materials, labor or equipment on a construction project in Las Vegas or other locations in Nevada, you are permitted to file a lien against the property of the owner in the event you are not paid for your services. This is known as a “Mechanic’s Lien.”
The term “mechanic’s lien” is used by the courts to designate a materialman’s lien or a subcontractor’s lien. It is also used to mean a laborer’s lien. A mechanic’s lien or construction lien is a statutory lien on buildings and other improvements on realty, and on the realty itself, in favor of contractors, materialmen, and other classes of workers as a security device. Its purpose is to help ensure that those who improve real property receive payment, even in the absence of a contractual relationship between the lien claimant (you) and the owner of the property. It is premised upon the theory that the work and material for which the lien is sought have increased or enhanced the value of the property.