Liens filed on private property in West Virginia are known as mechanics’ liens . When a West Virginia mechanics lien if filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers have West Virginia mechanics lien rights. Any person who, under a contract with a general contractor or a subcontractor for a part of the work, and who may furnish materials or other necessary supplies or equipment, shall have lien rights in the state of West Virginia. Architects, surveyors, engineers and landscape architects also have West Virginia mechanics lien rights. There are no pre-lien notice or preliminary notice requirements in the state of West Virginia. A West Virginia mechanics lien notice must be served upon an owner within 100 daysof the furnishing of the last materials, work or services. The 100 day time requirement applies to suppliers as well.