Category Archives: Mechanic’s Liens

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

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

Banks Gain Leverage in Pennsylvania Lien Law Amendments

Banks Gain Leverage in Pennsylvania Lien Law Amendments

Effective September 7, 2014 Pennsylvania’s Mechanics Lien Law is amended with provisions that effectively weaken and subordinate the security of the lien when compared to open ended mortgages used for construction financing. Because mechanic’s liens provide a security interest for contractors and suppliers who improve property, these liens protect their legitimate interests by ensuring payment

Remedial Work Does Not Toll Mechanics Lien Statute

Remedial Work Does Not Toll Mechanics Lien Statute

Mechanic’s lien rights are a powerful legal remedy for contractors looking to secure and pursue payment. Statutes prescribing mechanic’s lien rights detail the format of the lien and time period for creating the lien. Timing is everything. The Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law of 1964 specifically states that in order to preserve lien rights, a contractor,