Renovating NJ’s Construction Lien Law

Law360, New York (January 31, 2011, 5:47 PM EST) -- Governor Chris Christie has signed into law an important amendment to New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law, the first such change since the law’s adoption 16 years ago. The amendment, which became effective Jan. 5, 2011, sets forth a new timeline for perfecting liens arising from residential construction contracts, clarifies key concepts relative to the law’s application, and provides new definitions to aid in the law’s interpretation.

The amendment incorporates the entirety of the New Jersey Law Revision Commission’s final report on the lien law. After learning...
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