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New Hampshire Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Most Project Participants Are Eligible In New Hampshire, mechanics lien law states that general contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and material/equipment suppliers, are entitled to mechanics lien rights. In contrast, sub-sub-subcontractors (likely) and suppliers to suppliers (definitely) to not have rights. Though not mentioned explicitly by statute, equipment lessors (within 2 tiers of the general contractor) probably […]

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Mechanics Liens Can “Go Green” Too

Mechanics liens have been around a long time.  In fact, they date back to at least the original construction of Washington, D.C.  The great thing about mechanics liens is that they cover a huge variety of projects.  Specifically, in addition to traditional construction projects like residences, mechanics liens are also a great way for unpaid […]

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New Hampshire Mechanics Lien Law: More Parties Entitled to Mechanic’s Lien Protection?

New Hampshire Lien Law Amended January 2013 Effective January 2013, N.H. RSA 447:2 extends explicit mechanic’s lien protection to “design professionals” provided certain requirements are met.  While this amendment provides some clarification of the parties entitled to mechanic’s lien protection in New Hampshire, more explicit clarification could still be used. Old N.H. RSA 447:2, 447:5 […]

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Big Changes Considered For New Hampshire’s Mechanics Lien Law

At a time when Pennsylvania and Virginia are considering bills that would make it more burdensome to comply with the mechanics lien laws, it’s refreshing to see SB 371 in the New Hampshire legislature, which would extend the time lien claimants have to file a mechanics lien and open the laws up to design professionals such as licensed […]

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