I’m a fan of Melissa Brumback’s construction law blog focusing on the laws in North Carolina, the Construction Law in North Carolina Blog. And I must thank her for alerting us to the potential that North Carolina is contemplating changes to its mechanic lien laws.
Her post, Lien Law Changes Ahead? Add Your Voice, discusses some proposed changes to the lien statutes as prepared by the NC Bar Association’s Lien Law Committee. Melissa’s post identifies some areas where changes are proposed (quoting):
(i) Handling the uncertainty created by recent Bankruptcy court decisions relating to liens
(ii) Reexaming the “relation back” and “double payment” issues in current lien law
(iii) Reexaming the long form lien waivers and current problems with those waivers
You can read the full proposal on her website, and she invites the reader to send in their comments about the proposed changes, which she will deliver to the Lien Law Committee.
While you’re over on her page, you may want to check out another great post on the North Carolina lien laws. Rather than discussing what changes may be in the works, this post addresses the law as it currently stands, providing the reader with the “ABCs” of the state’s lien statutes.
This is an easy read, and will leave you with a pretty solid basic understanding of how liens work in North CArolina, and what type of liens can be filed in that state.
You can read this post here: ABCs of Current North Carolina Lien Law.