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Legislative Committee Set to Vote on Recommendations for Strengthening Liens on Leaseholds in North Carolina

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UPDATE 4/8/2014 9:45 a.m.: The Committee voted yesterday, April 7, 2014, to embrace only the second of the three recommendations discussed in my original blog post below.  I have struck through the recommendations that did not survive the final draft of the report, which is now in the hands of the Legislative Research Commission for further action.  Many thanks to Raleigh construction attorneys Jason Herndon and Brian Schoolman for alerting me to the Committee’s vote, as a trip out-of-state prevented my attendance at yesterday’s meeting.

The Legislative Research Committee charged with studying the lien rights of contractors and materialmen on tenant improvement projects meets a week from today, on April 7, 2014, to vote on a series of recommendations to the 2014 Session of the North Carolina General Assembly.  The Committee’s recommendations can be found in its recently released draft report.

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N.C.’s Lien Law Study Committee Makes Progress, But Time Is Running Short

Monday MemoNorth Carolina’s House Committee on Mechanics’ Liens and Leasehold Improvements gathered for the third of four scheduled meetings last Friday, March 7.  Up for discussion were two legislative proposals: one that would strengthen liens on leaseholds, and one with the potential to weaken the “direct liability” or “wrongful payment” liens of subcontractors and suppliers.

Progress was made on both proposals, but with the Committee scheduled to meet for the last time and issue its recommendations on April 7, the clock is ticking on what might be accomplished during the legislative short session convening in May.

Here’s what you need to know about where things stand and what happens next:

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