A Massachusetts mechanics lien discharge bond is a common remedy for removing or "bonding off" a lien placed by contractor or subcontractor. Any person with interest may dissolve a lien under this chapter by recording or causing to be recorded in the registry of deeds in the county or district where the land lies, a bond filed under Section 14 of the General Laws, effectively discharging the labor and materials lien claimant.
The lien discharge bond must be issued by a surety company authorized to do business in Massachusetts. The bond must be written in an amount equal to the lien to be dissolved. The obligations must guarantee payment of any sum which the lien claimant may recover on his claim for labor or labor and materials. Upon the recording of the bond the lien is automatically released. The party filing the bond must give notice of the same to the lienholder by serving him or her a copy of the notice of recording and a copy of the Massachusetts lien discharge bond. The lienholder may seek satisfcation against the bonding company by commencing a civil action within ninety (90) days after the later of the filing of the statement or receipt of service of notice.
*The State of Massachusetts requires specific statutory language to be included in the lien discharge bond.
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