Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nebraska's Mechanic Lien Requirements

In Nebraska, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic's Liens. Nebraska construction liens are regulated by the Nebraska Construction Lien Act, which generally provides for liens against real estate in favor or any person who furnished services for materials under a real estate improvement contract.  The purpose of the Nebraska lien law is to protect those who, by providing labor, materials, skills, or services has changed the value of a property. When a Nebraska mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of the property.
Every person performing labor upon, providing or hauling equipment, tools or machinery for, or furnishing materials for the construction of a Project.  Contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, suppliers, architects, surveyors or builders can file Nebraska mechanics lien claims.
In Nebraska, no lien may be filed on public projects or publicly owned property. Contractors are required to obtain bonds on public works, and claims against the bond should be filed instead.
The Nebraska Construction Lien Act provides for certain optional notices, but no mandatory notice requirements.  For residential projects, a Notice of Right to Assert a Lien may be given by any claimant to an owner any time after entering into a contract and before a lien is recorded.
For more information about Nebraska Mechanic Liens, please visit LienItNow

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