While mechanics liens can provide valuable protection for parties who furnish labor and/or materials to construction projects, the claimant must qualify to file a valid mechanics lien before the protections can work to his or her benefit. In many states, having a…Read More
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A few months ago Nate wrote an article titled “Unlicensed Contractor? Depending On The State You May Be Working For Free.” The subject of this article is very important, as is the topic of contractor licensing. In many states, those who…Read More
Before a mechanics lien can properly attach to property and provide security for the lien claimant, several questions need to be asked: Did the lien claimant do the work? Does the work performed by the lien claimant give rise…Read More
Construction Payment Blog recently discussed changes to the mechanics lien law scheme in Virginia. These changes mandate that every mechanics lien claimant have a license, and that the license number and dates of issue and expiration…Read More
The Lien blog is constantly writing about both effective and potential changes in a state’s mechanics lien law. As we’ve noted, sometimes these changes can be innocuous, such as when Louisiana substitutes an English…Read More
Short Answer: It depends. In some states, unlicensed contractors are forbidden from filing a lien. In other states, it is allowed. You must consult your state’s particular lien laws.
Long Answer: The first thing to say about this subject is…Read More