Quirky Lien Laws Across the USA: A Unique Perspective

Quirky Lien Laws Across the USA:   A Unique PerspectiveHere is something that’s been said plenty at the Construction Lien Blog:   Lien laws are different state-to-state.

It’s true.  And unfortunately for folks doing work in multiple states, the lien laws can be drastically different from one state to the next (It is, after all, why we created the LienPilot).

Over the years, my reference to the lien law differences has always been in the form of a warning.   I came across a blog post on the Best Practices Construction Law Blog with a different take on the warning.   This post focused on the quirky or outlandishly unique features of certain lien laws, and is a guest post by R. Daniel Douglass of the Stites & Harbison law firm – the original article titled:   State Lien Law Surprises.

Here was one of my favorite “surprises:”

In Florida, filing an overstated claim of lien can not only forfeit your lien rights, but also render you liable for the owner’s attorney’s fees.

Any body have any state lien law surprises or quirky features that are not mentioned in the Douglass article?   The 150 Day Virginia Rule jumps to mind…

Scott Wolfe Jr

About Scott Wolfe Jr

Scott Wolfe Jr. is the CEO of zlien, a company that provides software and services to help building material supply and construction companies reduce their credit risk and default receivables through the management of mechanics lien and bond claim compliance. He is also the founding author of The Lien and Credit Journal, a leading online publication about liens, security instruments and getting paid on every account. Scott is a licensed attorney in six states with extensive experience in corporate credit management and collections law, with a specific emphasis on utilizing mechanic liens, UCC filings and other security instruments to protect and manage receivables. You can connect with him via Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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