Now That’s A Lot of Liens!

The foreclosure lawsuit of the historic Union Trust Building in Downtown Pittsburg has pitted a big California bank against local contractors. The building was constructed in 1916 by Henry Clay Frick, and recently completed extensive renovations.  The bank, California National Bank of Long Beach, filed the lawsuit because about 10 different contractors filed $3.57 in mechanics […]

Pennsylvania Passes Real Property Electronic Recording Act

The Pennsylvania General Assembly recently passed the Real Property Electronic Recording Act.  H.B. 970, passed the Senate as amended 49-0 on June 25, and passed the House on concurrence 198-0 on June 29. The bill brings into Pennsylvania law the Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act. The Act’s purpose is to allow county clerks and […]

Residential Collections Harder In Pennsylvania

Collecting money is always a challenge, but is even more of a challenge for contractors or subcontractors doing work on residential building projects in Pennsylvania.   While placing a mechanics lien or a construction lien on a property is one way to secure payment, there are several other steps to follow to keep those accounts receivables down to a manageable level.  […]

Pennsylvania Bill Would Limit Mechanics Lien Rights on Residences

Legislation recently introduced in the Pennsylvania legislature would limit lien rights for subcontractors and suppliers. Pennsylvania House Bill 1602 removes the ability of subcontractors, suppliers and others that do not have a contract directly with the owner to file a mechanics lien on owner occupied residences when the owner has paid the contractor in full. […]