Iowa Mechanics Lien 2011 Caselaw Roundup

In 2011, a few Iowa appellate decisions were decided involving Iowa mechanic’s liens. A synopsis of those holdings are below .  American Disaster Serv. v. Wagner (Iowa App. 2011): The Contractor prevailed against a homeowner. The district court enforced the contractor’s mechanic’s lien regarding work performed to remedy fire damage to a house. The court rejected the […]

Iowa Mechanics Lien Filing How To

In Iowa, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When an Iowa mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Iowa construction liens do not attach to publicly owned […]