Construction & Land Use Newsletter - June 2013

In This Issue:

- Lien Filing Update: Virginia Mechanic’s Liens Get Even Harder

- Arlington County Reconsiders Parking Ratios for Commercial Site Plans

- Zoning Ordinance Revisions Affecting Arlington County’s By-Right Outdoor Cafés

- Excerpt from Lien Filing Update: Virginia Mechanic's Liens Get Even Harder:

As many contractors and lawyers know, filing a proper mechanic’s lien in Virginia is quite difficult. Virginia law provides that a mechanic’s lien must strictly comply with all of the provisions of the code. Because the lien recovery can circumvent typical limitations and allow parties to sue outside the contract chain, any technical failure in the lien filing can result in the entire lien being thrown out in court...

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