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Guide To Serving Your New York Mechanics Lien

New York’s Construction Lien  § 11 requires mechanics lien claimants serve a copy of the mechanics lien upon the property owner within “five days before or thirty days after” filing.  This post will guide you on the acceptable ways to serve a New York mechanics lien and the often overlooked requirement of filing your affidavit […]

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Pennsylvania’s Mechanics Lien Law Has Flaws With Its Service Requirements

Yesterday, inspired by an article from Jerry Geiger about common missteps claimants make when filing a Pennsylvania mechanics lien, I published a post examining the state’s service requirements in “Service Mistakes Are Common When Filing A Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien.“ That post examined the service requirements within Pennsylvania’s mechanics lien law, which frequently requires service upon the property owner be […]

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Service Mistakes Are Common When Filing A Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien

Jerry Geiger at Newman Williams published a blog last week titled “Pennsylvania Mechanic’s Lien Missteps.”  The article focused on a common mistake made by lien claimants in Pennsylvania; best summarized by Geiger with this sentence: In each case [that Geiger handled to remove invalid mechanic liens in Pennsylvania] …the claimant assumed the affidavit of service […]

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California Lien Law Changes Effective January 1, 2011 – Are You Ready?

Back in November 2009, we reported that the California legislature had passed an act to amend California Code § 3084 and 3146, relating to construction liens, and the new regulatory scheme was set to take effect on January 1, 2011.   The effective date of the amendments is now upon California contractors and subcontractors. You can […]

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New York Requires Service of Liens – Do You Have The Required Proof?

In New York, both public and private liens require just a little more than its mere filing.   According to New York Lien Statutes, they must also be served upon a number of parties, served in a particular and specific fashion, and proof of the service must be filed along with the lien itself (or within […]

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California Lien Law Forms, Procedures and Laws Changing on January 1, 2011

The California legislature just passed an act to amend California Code § 3084 and 3146, relating to construction liens, and the new regulatory scheme is set to take effect on January 1, 2011.   While the effective date is still more than a year away, it’s important for potential claimants to understand and prepare for the […]

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