Mechanics liens are statutory security instruments granted to parties who perform labor and/or furnish materials to a construction project. Generally, the security provided is very strong because it the improved property itself is the collateral for payment. This…Read More
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Mechanics lien and bond claim laws change constantly. New bills, laws and cases construe the mechanics lien laws on an almost daily basis. For years, we’ve made a commitment to providing our readers with free notifications of important changes in state and federal mechanics lien and bond claim laws, and these notifications are all organized under this “Lien Law Alerts” section. Rely on Zlien to continue monitoring legislation and case law across the country and report on any changes that could impact your company’s legal compliance with lien and bond claim laws.
Mechanics liens provide good protection against the risk of non-payment on construction projects. One of the reasons why is that mechanics liens encumber the improved property itself, and generally, have priority over other subsequent encumbrances on the property. This…Read More
The Nevada Supreme Court has recently examined quite a few questions regarding the interpretation of mechanics lien laws in that state. Not only has that court clarified the circumstances giving rise to a material supplier’s mechanics lien, and…Read More
Recently, the Nevada Supreme Court decided Simmons Self-Storage v. Rib Roof, Inc., and while this case is especially notable for clarifying material suppliers’ rights to file mechanics liens without proving that the delivered materials…Read More
A recent case decided by the Nevada Supreme Court sheds some clarifying, and transformative, light on the mechanics lien rights of material suppliers.While mechanics liens generally provide protection to parties who furnish labor or material to construction projects, there…Read More
Mechanics liens are powerful instruments to induce payment on construction projects. There are many reasons this is so, but perhaps the most attention grabbing (at least for the owner of the improved property) is that the property may be sold…Read More
The Ohio Supreme Court chimed in on “pay if paid” clauses last week, and it’s not good for subcontractors.
In Transtar Elec., Inc. v. A.E.M. Elec. Servs. Corp., the court decided that a pay if paid clause…Read More
Mechanics liens provide security for extensions of labor and/or materials to a construction project. That security can sometimes be decreased, however, by the amount paid to the general contractor by the property owner by some certain date. In…Read More
Mechanics liens are creations of statute. This means that a potential lien claimant may only acquire, perfect, and enforce a mechanics lien as specifically set forth by the statutes that created it. South Carolina is no exception to this…Read More
Louisiana is, for the most part, a “non-notice state”. This means that traditional preliminary notices due within a short amount of time from the commencement of a project are generally not required. This is not to say,…Read More