Do thorough research on potential contractors before hiring them. Check their credentials, licenses, certifications, and experience. Also, look for reviews and testimonials from past clients to get an idea of their work quality.
To initiate a mechanic's lien, the contractor or supplier must follow a specific set of procedures, which can vary depending on the jurisdiction. Generally, these procedures involve filing a notice of claim with the appropriate government office, notifying the property owner of the claim, and giving the owner an opportunity to dispute the claim.