September 4, 2013
VIRGINIA LIEN LAW CHANGE Please note that there has been a change to Virginia’s lien law. Lien claimants that provided labor for the construction of an improvement must hold a valid license or certificate from the Virginia Board of Contractors in the proper class of license for the value of the work performed in order to have a valid lien. The claimant must have the license when the work is performed. It will not be sufficient to obtain a license after the work is performed, but before the lien is filed. The forms for mechanics’ liens by general contractor, subcontractor and sub-subcontractor that can be linked from the Virginia Chapter have been modified to add lines necessary to establish the existence of the claimant’s contractor’s license or certificate.
John S. Morris, III, Esquire (Contributing Author)
Beale, Davidson, Etherington & Morris, P.C.
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