Should I let my neighbor perform underpinning?

What is underpinning? Underpinning is the process of installing a new “foundation” under your existing foundation as a means of structural support. It is typically necessary when your neighbor is developing their property and their new foundation (and hence their … Continue reading

Preconstruction Surveys and Monitoring Requirements in NYC

If you are performing construction work in New York City there is a very good chance that you will have to perform a preconstruction survey and/or perform monitoring of neighboring properties.   The preconstruction survey and the monitoring often go hand-in-hand.  … Continue reading

What is a Lien Law Section 59 Demand to Foreclose?

When a property owner receives a mechanic’s lien the first question they ask is usually “how do I get rid of this lien?”  Well if the mechanic’s lien is “valid on its face” and you want to challenge the validity of … Continue reading

Public Improvement Lien Deadline Runs from Completion and Acceptance

Lien Law Section 12 seems pretty clear but its always nice to have the Appellate Division confirm that clarity.  In Munoz Trucking Corp. v. Darcon Const. Inc. Munoz apparently filed a public improvement lien that mistakenly named Darcon as the general contractor. … Continue reading