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A mechanic’s lien is a security interest in the title to property for the benefit of those who have supplied labor or materials that improve the property.

The Year In Review: 2014 Lien Law Changes

The Year In Review: 2014 Lien Law Changes

Mechanics lien and bond claim laws are nearly constantly changing or being clarified. These changes and clarifications are brought about in many ways, including legislation and court cases. The Construction Finance Journal routinely provides updates to inform our…

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Construction Finance Glossary

Construction Finance Glossary

There are plenty of documents, agreements, provisions, and other terms used in the language of construction and construction finance. Some terms have more than one definition, depending on who you ask, and others overlap in meaning. This Construction Finance…

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Tenant Improvements Muddy Waters for Lien Claimants

Tenant Improvements Muddy Waters for Lien Claimants

The ability to use the mechanics lien instrument to secure extensions of labor and/or materials on credit is instrumental to the success of construction finance managers (CFMs). These statutory security instruments are granted to parties who perform labor and/or furnish materials…

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