Category Archives: Mechanic’s Liens

Reminder: Your MLA Notice Must Have Your License Number

Originally posted 2014-11-17 09:00:34. Republished by Blog Post PromoterRemember a couple of years ago when the Virginia mechanic’s lien rules changed to require inclusion of a claimant’s contractor’s license number (where a license is required)? If not, then this is a reminder of that particular wrinkle in the strictly interpreted mechanic’s lien statute. This requirement…

The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 2- Increase the Heat

Originally posted 2015-01-19 09:00:35. Republished by Blog Post PromoterLast week we discussed the groundwork and circumstances of a construction claim. This week’s post will discuss the next steps, hopefully short of full blown arbitration or litigation that you, as a construction company, can pursue presuming your claim has been properly preserved. If your contract requires…

Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

Originally posted 2017-01-02 09:15:09. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOne of the many items of construction law that has always been about as clear as mud has been the interaction between a contractual pay if paid clause and payment bond claims either under the Federal Miller Act or Virginia’s “Little Miller Act.” While properly drafted contractual…

A Lien Change for the Better (Guest Post at ZLien)

Originally posted 2012-05-15 15:20:37. Republished by Blog Post PromoterDuring the recent General Assembly session, the Virginia legislature made a great change to the Virginia mechanic’s lien statute. I blog about it at the Zlien Blog. Here’s an excerpt of my post. The recent changes to Va. Code §43-3 (effective July 1, 2012) clarify several points…

Want to Stay Up on Your Mechanic’s Lien Deadlines? Write a Letter or Two

90 days. 150 days. 6 months. 30 days. Do these numbers sound familiar? If you read Construction Law Musings regularly, they should be. These are various deadlines relating to the recording and enforcement of mechanic’s liens in Virginia. Send to Kindle