Déjà Vu: Pennsylvania Re-Amends Its Lien Law to Again Permit Broad Waivers of Lien Rights on Residential Property Projects


The passage of amendments in 2006 to the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (the "Lien Law") was a focus of considerable discussion. For the first time in 43 years, the Pennsylvania legislature revisited the statute and made substantive modifications. At the core of these changes was a shift in lien policy to restrict significantly the previous ability to obtain up-front waivers of lien rights from contractors and subcontractors before even one shovel of dirt was turned.

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