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04.01.2009 Violations of the “150-Day Rule” Spell Disaster for Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Claimants
04. 2009
Mechanic’s lien claimants in Virginia, who include in their lien any amount due for labor or materials which the claimant furnished to the project more than 150 days prior to the last day on which the claimant provided labor or materials to the project, will have their entire lien declared invalid and unenforceable. This rule, sometimes referred to as the “150-day rule,” is found in Virginia Code § 43-4, a part of Virginia’s statutes concerning mechanic’s liens. It does not apply to liens for retainage.

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