Thanks to Scott Wolfe (@scottwolfejr) for the opportunity to post at his great Construction & Mechanic’s Lien Blog on the topic of changes to Virginia’s mechanic’s lien statute. Here’s a sample of the post:
I have discussed the picky nature of Virginia mechanic’s liens often over at my Construction Law Musings blog. Not only are the requirements and details strictly enforced, but the Virginia General Assembly seems to feel the need to tweak them in each of its sessions.
The latest change involves the use of a mechanic’s lien agent on residential projects. Beginning at the start of this month, July 1, 2010, a contractor can no longer depend on the failure of the owner to list a mechanic’s lien agent on the posted building permit. The new statute requires that a contractor go beyond merely reading the building permit and make a reasonable inquiry with the local building authority to determine the identity of the mechanic’s lien agent.
I truly appreciate the opportunity to reach a new audience with a guest post. As all of my readers know, I am a big fan of guest posts and having others guest post here at Musings.
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