Construction Lien

Definition:  A claim based on the principle of “unjust enrichment”; supports parties who have performed labor or delivered materials or supplies for the repair or building of an improvement to real property and have not received compensation.

Pronunciation:  \kən-ˈstrək-shən\  \ˈlēn, ˈlē-ən\

Used in a Sentence:   The closing could not take place due to a construction lien placed on the property by the roofer who had not been paid for his services.

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