The Missouri payment bond requirements were changed in a few major ways after SB 167 was recently passed. These changes are effective August 28, 2019.
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Among the many changes under HB 203, removing Louisiana mechanics liens that are improperly affecting the property title became much easier. Most changes under HB 203 aren't effective until January...
Louisiana recently made changes to its mechanics lien laws (the "Private Works Act"), but the changes to mechanics lien deadlines were relatively minimal. Here's a detailed look at the new...
The Louisiana preliminary notice rules will be shaken up quite a bit after January 1, 2020. These changes result from HB 203 amending the Private Works Act.
The Louisiana mechanics lien rules were just amended. There were plenty of changes covering everything from prelims, to lien priority, and even deadlines.
Claimants can file New York mechanics liens on tenant improvements, but the lien will only attach to the owner's property in certain situations.