Mandatory Online Database and Lien Notice Procedures in Pennsylvania

Mandatory Online Database and Lien Notice Procedures in Pennsylvania

In October of 2014, the Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law was changed by amendment.  One of the more critical changes to the lien law mandated by this amendment is the creation of an internet based Pennsylvania State Construction Notice Directory.  This law became effective as of December 31, 2016. Beginning in 2017,  on all construction projects

Pennsylvania Takes Action Against Builder of Stucco Homes

Pennsylvania Takes Action Against Builder of Stucco Homes

Pennsylvania has taken action under its consumer fraud statute to prosecute a builder for deceptive practices in connection with a builder of Stucco homes. This action potentially gives redress for homeowners who are not otherwise able to pursue damages either because they are not the original homeowners as required under the Conway case, or the

Mechanic’s Lien Law – Big Changes for Big Projects

Mechanic’s Lien Law – Big Changes for Big Projects

In the not so distant future, participants on construction projects in Pennsylvania can look forward to navigating radically new notice procedures necessary to allow, preserve and execute on mechanic’s lien rights. In October of this year the Mechanic’s Lien Law was changed by amendment providing for a mandatory on-line registration process for project owners and

Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September

Construction Employers Add 16,000 Jobs in September

From the Associated General Contractors today, some good news: “Construction employers added 16,000 jobs and the sector’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, the lowest rate for September in years, according to an analysis released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the construction employment gains come as more firms report