Questions regarding a mechanics lien’s, or potential mechanics lien’s, validity are some of the most important questions considered by lien claimants. While there are many reasons that may cause a mechanics lien claim to be invalid, the most fundamental is…Read More
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The 2014 General Session in Utah includes a bill proposing “Mechanics Lien Revisions,” in House Bill 56. This bill was introduced by Rep. Mike McKell, and it purports to amend the lien law related to “unauthorized…Read More
Ready to file a mechanics lien in Utah? Check out the “5 things to know” below before you get started!
Utah Extends Mechanics Lien Rights to Many Parties
In Utah, contractors, subcontractors and any project participants that have provided service or materials…Read More
E- filing is not just for your taxes. While Every state offers filing by mail or walk-ins, more than 300 counties across the country offer electronic filing. Every state is different when it comes to which office or department records mechanics liens.
The most common offices are the County Recorder, Register…Read More
The Supreme Court of Utah cleared up a tiny uncertainty about Utah’s mechanics lien law when it invalidated a lien claim since a Notice of Lis Pendens was not filed within 180 days from the mechanics lien filing.
Although the lien claimants argued…Read More
Typically, when a court strictly construes mechanics lien statutes, it spells bad news for the lien claimant. The opposite occurred in a recent Utah case, where the Utah Court…Read More
In mid-2011, the Utah Court of Appeals decided a case affecting a mechanic lien’s priority over mortgages and construction loans in Olsen v. Chase (PDF Full Text). The case has important implications to mechanic lien claimants in that state, and questions the effectiveness of lien subordination agreements.
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Just a week or two ago, I published a “Scenario” post, analyzing whether a lien can be filed by cleaning services or someone doing cleaning work on a construction project: Scenario: Can You File A Mechanics Lien For Cleaning Services.
Coincidentally, the Utah Court of Appeals published a bit…Read More
Earlier this year, we posted about some substantial changes to Utah’s mechanic lien laws. The new regulations amend and revise the existing mechanic lien laws in Utah to provide for the following big picture changes:
- There is now a right to lien for “preconstruction services,” which…
As the world turns, mechanic’s lien laws are changed by legislatures across the country. On average, at least five substantial changes occur each year across the country, and this year, the state of Utah’s number has been called. The legislature has passed two bills that modifies mechanics lien laws, with…Read More