A. Anyone who provides labor, materials, design services, or leased equipment (including contractors, sub-contractors, materials suppliers, architects, engineers, surveyors, etc) for improvements to real property is entitled to file a lien on the property, if there is a direct contractual relationship with the owner of the property.
A. You have one year after payment is due to file your lien. However, during that same year you must also file suit to perfect your lien or your lien rights will be extinguished.