Mechanic’s Liens

Virginia Mechanic's LiensGiven the economy and the construction landscape, mechanic’s liens are becoming more and more useful and necessary.  This is particularly true in Virginia where mechanic’s liens are perfected upon filing of the lien and therefore they are a secured claim in a bankruptcy court.  Please check out the posts on this page (or click here if on a mobile device) for more on this important tool in a construction contractor or subcontractor’s collection arsenal.

Once you have read these posts, please contact an experienced construction attorney to make sure that you meet all of the specific and technical requirements for filing and maintaining a mechanic’s lien action in Virginia.

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…

Be Careful with Mechanic’s Lien Waivers

Mechanic’s liens are near and dear to my heart here at Construction Law Musings.  These powerful tools can and should be properly used to help you, as a construction professional, get paid for your good work.  Of course, the correct steps toward perfecting one of these liens must be followed, including being sure to meet…

Reminder: Always Order a Title Search for Your Mechanic’s Lien

Mechanic’s liens are close to my heart as a construction attorney.  These powerful tools for collection have been (and likely will be) discussed often here at Construction Law Musings.  In fact, they rated their own page here at this little construction blog. While the form for a mechanic’s lien that is found in the Virginia…

Reminder: Don’t Let Holiday Cheer Blow Your Deadlines

Originally posted 2012-12-03 09:00:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterAs we enter the month of December, thoughts of the holidays start to enter our heads.  Holiday music, shopping, smiles and a warm fire tend to take one’s thoughts away from business and toward family.  What could go wrong during this chilly, somewhat hectic, but joyful time…

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