The Mechanic’s Lien Act creates certain protections for contractors who complete work on real property and then face the prospect of not getting paid by unscrupulous owners of the real estate. To take advantage of the benefits under the Act, the contractor needs to strictly comply with the terms and conditions of the Act. One of these conditions requires that, upon demand, the contractor provide the property owner with a written “Sworn Statement” as to the parties furnishing labor, services and materials provided by both the contractor and sub-contractors hired by the contractor. In Cityline Construction Fire and Water Restoration, Inc., 2014 IL App (1st) 130730, the contractor filed suit against the property owner. The trial court found for the defendant property owner on motion for summary judgment due to the contractor’s failure to provide a sworn statement upon demand from the property owner. The contractor appealed the decision. The appellate court affirmed.