Pennsylvania has recently been a hotbed of proposed and actual modifications of its mechanics lien law. From considering whether union workers were more properly classified as employees of the general contractor or subcontractors, to taking a…Read More
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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
We recently discussed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds, Inc. v. Scott’s Development Co. and Laborers’ Combined Funds of Western Pennsylvania, et al., v. Scott’s…Read More
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case in which it examined the mechanics lien law, and parsed the definition of “subcontractor”, in order to determine if union workers were protected by the state’s mechanics lien scheme.
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when modifications to the lien laws occur during a construction project, which set of requirements apply?
If you are filing a Pennsylvania mechanics lien, it is obligatory to adhere to your due dates. When filing, you need to leave plenty of time for your mechanics lien to be sent back and forth between multiple parties…Read More
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Mechanics liens are a powerful tool to get folks in the construction industry paid for work performed on, or materials furnished to, a construction project. In order to gain the benefit of a mechanics lien, however, the work performed or material furnished…Read More
Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (HICPA) became effective on July 1, 2009. Under the law, all parties, including contractors and subcontractors, who perform more than $5,000 of work per…Read More
Recently, we discussed Pennsylvania’s potential change from a full-price lien state to an unpaid-balance lien state, as well as the other potential changes to Pennsylvania lien law currently being debated by the Pennsylvania Senate…Read More