Attorney to Review Changes to Missouri’s Mechanic’s Lien Law

During the 2010 session, the Missouri legislature passed legislation making extensive changes to the mechanic’s lien law related to new residential construction. Attorney Steven J. Blair of Hall Ansley Sweeney & Rodgers will present a program designed to help HBA members understand the impact of these changes. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at 3:30 pm at The Library Center. Click here to download more information.

The new Missouri law applies to mechanic’s liens against residential real property, other than liens for the repair, remodeling, or addition to owner-occupied residential property of four units or less (covered by other statutory sections). One wishing to maintain the right to file a residential property lien must record a “Notice of Rights” in the recorder of deeds office for the county in which the project is located. The new law also establishes the form and content of the Notice of Rights. When the record owner hires a builder, each builder, the trade contractors at every tier (i.e., subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, etc.), and the suppliers qualifies as a claimant. The statute applies to residential real property otherwise subject to the section if the real property conveyance closes on or after November 1, 2010.