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…

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.

Don’t Kick the Claim Until the End of the Project: Timely Give Notice and Preserve Your Claims on Construction Projects

Originally posted 2015-12-07 09:38:19. Republished by Blog Post PromoterFor this week’s Guest Post Friday, we welcome Tara L. Chadbourn. Tara is an attorney with ReavesColey PLLC in Chesapeake, VA, where she concentrates her practice on construction law, litigation and commercial litigation. Tara counsels owners, contractors, subcontractors and materials suppliers in various government and commercial construction…

Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Details

As readers of Construction Law Musings are well aware, mechanic’s liens and their picky and at times overly form oriented nature are near and dear to my heart as a construction attorney here in Virginia. I recently had the opportunity to meet this head on in Hanover County, Virginia Circuit Court. I was defending a…

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