Lien Law by State

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Lien Laws by State

New York Mechanic’s Lien Law (New York Liens, NY Liens, New York Construction Lien Claims)

NY Mechanic’s Lien Time Limits:

Single Family Residential (SFR), Single Condominium Apartment – Your lien must be filed no later than 4 months from the last date of service.

Commercial Buildings, Multi-Family Buildings and Co-Operative Buildings – Your lien must be filed no later than 8 months from the last date of service.

Who Can File a Mechanic’s Lien?

A contractor, subcontractor, laborer, materialman, landscape gardener, nurseryman or person or corporation selling fruit or ornamental trees, roses, shrubbery, vines and small fruits, who performs labor or furnishes materials for the improvement of real property with the consent or at the request of the owner thereof, or of his agent, contractor or subcontractor, and any trust fund to which benefits and wage supplements are due or payable for the benefit of such laborers, shall have a lien for the principal and interest, of the value, or the agreed price, of such labor, including benefits and wage supplements due or payable for the benefit of any laborer, or materials upon the real property improved or to be improved and upon such improvement, from the time of filing a notice of such lien as prescribed in this chapter. 

Who Can File a Mechanic’s Lien?

 
Can I file a Lien on a Public Improvement Project?