- October 12, 2009
- All Pennsylvania Issuing Offices
- Mechanic's Lien Law Amendment
As of October 11, 2009, a Waiver of or Stipulation against Mechanic's Liens is effective for ALL 1-4 family residential properties as long as they are filed with the Prothonotary prior to the first visible commencement of work.
This is good news since the Jan. 1, 2007, effective date of the last amendment which made the Waiver of Liens "against public policy" for residential properties of $1 million and over. The definition of residential properties also includes vacant land which is zoned residential but is restricted to buildings three (3) stories in height (not including the basement).
The Waiver of Liens is still against public policy and, therefore, ineffective for all commercial properties.
The Act 34 of 2009 was signed by Governor Rendell August 11, 2009, to be effective October 11, 2009, and is attached.
Act 34 of 2009 - Effective October 11, 2009 (Click to View)
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