Be Certain of Your First Date of Improvement!


This article discusses a recent unpublished decision of the Minnesota Court of Appeals, in which the court was asked to determine whether a mechanic’s lien was superior and prior to a mortgage held by a bank.

This case discussed the priority dispute which arose, and demonstrates that a contractor should carefully document not only the first date of work, but also what that first work was, to ensure that priority is not lost.

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