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New Jersey Residential Mechanics Lien: A Convoluted Process

Every state has certain requirements that must be met in order to successfully file a mechanics lien. While many states’ guidelines are fairly easy to comprehend, that is not, unfortunately, universal. In New Jersey, the mechanics lien process for residential construction projects involves filing a required notice, and an independent arbitrator making a…

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Complex Recent New Jersey Case Limits Lien Rights

Nearly two years ago, The Construction Payment Blog asked the question: “Does the Green Building Industry Have Fewer Mechanics Lien Rights?” This is a complex question, and one with no set answer. In the case examined in the linked article, the question was whether or not a solar panel installation…

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New Jersey Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Ready to file a mechanics lien in New Jersey? Let zlien answer your questions starting with the “5 things to know” below.
Suppliers to Suppliers Are Allowed Lien Rights
The there are a wide range of project participants eligible to file for a mechanics lien in New Jersey. In New…

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Two Options to Get Paid on New Jersey Public Projects

When a party is unpaid on a public project, the general route to recovery is through filing a bond claim.  Governmental and public entities generally cannot be liened, so security for parties who furnished labor and/or materials to the project is not tied to the land or improvement itself, but…

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Summary of 2011 New Jersey Construction Lien Law Changes

The New Jersey Builder’s Association excitedly announced recent changes to the New Jersey Construction Lien Law by stating that “after 16 years, a much needed revision t o the New Jersey Construction Lien Law…was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on January 5, 2011.” New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law…

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