Leonard R. Ruzicka, Jr.<br />Ellen C. Nangle<br />Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />April 28, 2011<br />www.stinson.com<br ...
Overview<br /><ul><li>How can mechanics liens be extinguished by a property owner
Rules regarding the effectiveness of lien waivers
Information required in a lien statement
Procedure for removing liens</li></ul>www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
Application of New Statute [R.S. Mo. §429.016(11)]<br />Statute applies to construction of new residential property, which...
Application of New Statute (cont’d.)<br />Streets, sidewalks, utility services, improved common areas or other facilities ...
Exceptions to the New Statute<br />Commercial construction<br />Industrial construction<br />Public works construction<br ...
Methods by which a mechanics lien can be extinguished by a property owner<br />New law has procedure for recording and pos...
Notice of Rights<br />Must be notarized and recorded at least 5 days before the date stated in the Notice of Intended Sale...
Effectiveness of Lien Waivers<br />Execution of a lien waiver does not waive a claimant’s right of the full amount unless ...
Language in Lien Waiver<br />“UNCONDITIONAL FINAL LIEN WAIVER  FOR RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY<br />Claimant (provide legal ...
Language in Lien Waiver (cont’d.)<br />In addition, the statute requires that the claimant’s legal name and the name, titl...
Information Required in a Lien Statement<br />New statute has clear guidelines about what needs to be included with a mech...
Required Information<br />Photocopy of the file-stamped notice of rights, and any renewals recorded by claimant<br />Name ...
Required Information (cont’d.)<br />If no written agreement, a general description of the scope of work to be performed by...
Required Information (cont’d.)<br />The last date claimant performed work or provided labor<br />A file-stamped copy of th...
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  1. 1. Leonard R. Ruzicka, Jr.<br />Ellen C. Nangle<br />Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />April 28, 2011<br />www.stinson.com<br />2010 Revisions to Missouri’s Mechanics Lien Law<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br /><ul><li>How can mechanics liens be extinguished by a property owner
  3. 3. Rules regarding the effectiveness of lien waivers
  4. 4. Information required in a lien statement
  5. 5. Procedure for removing liens</li></ul>www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  6. 6. Application of New Statute [R.S. Mo. §429.016(11)]<br />Statute applies to construction of new residential property, which includes:<br />Residential property of 4 units or less<br />Condos, townhouses and co-ops, regardless of the number of units<br />The residential portion of a mixed use or planned development<br />BUT, only if residential units are on separate, identifiable parcels of land<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  7. 7. Application of New Statute (cont’d.)<br />Streets, sidewalks, utility services, improved common areas or other facilities within residential use developments and areas<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  8. 8. Exceptions to the New Statute<br />Commercial construction<br />Industrial construction<br />Public works construction<br />Construction of residences if intended for rental<br />Repair, remodeling or additions to owner occupied residential property of four units or less<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  9. 9. Methods by which a mechanics lien can be extinguished by a property owner<br />New law has procedure for recording and posting a notice of intended sale<br />If procedure is followed, an otherwise valid lien will be extinguished unless lien claimant timely files a Notice of Rights<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  10. 10. Notice of Rights<br />Must be notarized and recorded at least 5 days before the date stated in the Notice of Intended Sale as earliest date of closing<br />Lien claimant, in order to protect its lien, must track all recordings on property or regularly visit the property.<br />A claimant that is accurately identified in a previously recorded notice of rights affecting the property has no duty to record another notice of rights.<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  11. 11. Effectiveness of Lien Waivers<br />Execution of a lien waiver does not waive a claimant’s right of the full amount unless certain language is present<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  12. 12. Language in Lien Waiver<br />“UNCONDITIONAL FINAL LIEN WAIVER FOR RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY<br />Claimant (provide legal name and address of Claimant) hereby fully, finally and unconditionally waives and releases any right to assert or enforce a mechanic’s lien claim against the residential real property identified below for all work performed by Claimant prior to the date set forth below and for any work hereafter performed by or on behalf of Claimant under any agreements executed by Claimant prior to said date set forth below:<br />(Provide legal description of Property).”<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  13. 13. Language in Lien Waiver (cont’d.)<br />In addition, the statute requires that the claimant’s legal name and the name, title or position, address, and telephone number of the person executing the unconditional final lien waiver on behalf of claimant must be typed or legibly printed immediately above or below the signature, and the date that the document was signed must be typed or legibly printed immediately adjacent to the signature.<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  14. 14. Information Required in a Lien Statement<br />New statute has clear guidelines about what needs to be included with a mechanics lien filing<br />Corrects uncertainty in the past about what information is required to be filed with the mechanics lien<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  15. 15. Required Information<br />Photocopy of the file-stamped notice of rights, and any renewals recorded by claimant<br />Name and address of person or entity which claimant contracted with to perform the work<br />Any contract(s), purchase order(s) or proposal(s) and change orders under which claimant performed work<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  16. 16. Required Information (cont’d.)<br />If no written agreement, a general description of the scope of work to be performed by a claimant and the basis for payment of such work <br />All invoices submitted by claimant for work<br />A statement of account showing all payments or credits against amounts otherwise due for work<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  17. 17. Required Information (cont’d.)<br />The last date claimant performed work or provided labor<br />A file-stamped copy of the Notice of Rights to claimant’s mechanics lien statement<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  18. 18. Procedure for Removing Liens<br />Providing substitute collateral<br />Missouri is one of the only states that does not have a “bonding over” statute<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  19. 19. Procedure for Removing Liens (cont’d.)<br />New law provides procedure for removing lien from the property by either depositing with the court cash, a letter of credit or a surety bond of at least 150% of the amount owed by claimant<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />
  20. 20. Questions<br />www.stinson.com<br />© 2011, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP<br />

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