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.

Private Project Payment Bonds and Pay if Paid in Virginia

One 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 “pay if paid” clauses are enforceable by their…

Mechanic’s Liens and Legislative Sausage

Originally posted 2012-03-05 09:00:56. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver the past week or two I’ve been covering HB 1265, a bill that was working its way through the Virginia General Assembly legislative sausage making process. I gave you my thoughts on the original bill as written and then on the somewhat better (though far from…

What Contractors Can Learn from Smurfit and Quimonda

Originally posted 2009-05-11 09:00:00. Republished by Blog Post PromoterImage via Wikipedia It will come as no shock to you that the economy has put a hit on the construction industry. Left and right we hear about developers and contractors hitting the skids, both through bankruptcy and otherwise. Personally, I take the view that the construction…

What Can You Do with a Mechanic’s Lien Mid Project?

A couple of weeks ago, I discussed what steps you, as an owner of a construction project in Virginia, could take should you receive a mechanic’s lien notice after a project was complete. However, this is not the only time such a lien may be recorded. Particularly on a commercial construction project that spans months,…

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