Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lien Law Online eLert for 1/13/2010 - Illinois

January 13, 2010

The following change in the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act is in effect for Contracts entered into after January 1, 2010:

Section 7 of the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act has been amended to require original contractors for improvements to an owner-occupied single-family residence to give the owner written notice within 10 days after recording a mechanics lien. The amendment applies only to contracts entered into after January 1, 2010. This notice requirement is the only substantive change to Section 7. Other than adding subsection (d), which contains the new notice requirement, and breaking out Section 7's previously-existing statutory language into subsections (a), (b) and (c), Section 7 remains the same.

Kenneth M. Roberts, Esquire (Contributing Author)

Kevin L. Kolton, Esquire (Contributing Author)

Schiff Hardin LLP