Tennessee Construction Liens

In Tennessee, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a Tennessee mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. All persons providing labor or materials for the […]

Retainage Laws In Tennessee Are Revised

Thinking of Withholding Retainage? Tennessee Say Be Careful or Risk Penalties Responding to complaints that retainage is being improperly withheld, deposited or released on Tennessee Projects, the legislature made sever amendments to retainage statutes.  These amendments went into effect on July 1, 2012 and include requirements for owners relating to notice. Administrative RequirementsThe amendments also […]

Tennessee Mechanics Liens Subject to Notice of NonPayment

The last major changes to the Tennessee mechanics lien law took place in 1990. In that year, the Legislature enacted major modifications to the existing Tennessee mechanics’ lien law, with numerous miscellaneous changes made since 1990. The 1990 modifications are encapsulated within the following two major categories: 1. The Tennessee lien law provided more protection […]