Understanding Construction Liens

In the event of nonpayment by a contractor for materials supplied to construct a new property or improve an existing one, Oregon State Law provides material suppliers the right to file a mechanics lien against the property on which the material was delivered.

Tum-A-Lum Lumber will typically issue a notice called “Notice of Right to Lien”. The notice is not a lien – it notifies the property owner that in the event of non-payment for the material we ship, we have the right to file a lien on the said property.

It is important that property owners understand the Lien Laws of Oregon State and know their rights.

If you want to know more, please review the following from the Oregon Construction Contractors Board: https://www.oregon.gov/ccb/pages/publications.aspx