It is not often that the Court of Appeals chimes in on issues relating to the Lien Law in New York. As construction practioners, if we get a decision a year from the State’s highest Court its exciting. So, the … Continue reading
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In Icdia Corp. v. Visaggi (2nd Dept. January 2016) the owner defendant (the “owner”) leased the commercial premises at issue to the co-defendants. One of the co-defendants entered into a contract with the plaintiff to renovate the leased premises. Ultimately, … Continue reading
In a March 19, 2014 decision the Second Department of the Appellate Division confirmed that, pursuant to Lien Law Section 17, an order extending a mechanic’s lien may be obtained without notice. The reason is that such an extension creates … Continue reading
The primary reason for obtaining a mechanic’s lien discharge bond (Lien Law Section 19(4) ) is to remove the lien from the property. You may do this because you are contractually obligated to keep the property lien free (for example, … Continue reading