Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Substantial confusion over new mechanic's lien procedures in Iowa.
As discussed in other posts, mechanic's lien law has many requirements. In Iowa, some of these requirements changed in 2013. For one, mechanic's liens are no longer filed with the district court in which the work occurred. It has come to my realization there is substantial confusion among contractors over the new procedures. There is more opportunity to get things wrong with the new procedures. There are procedures that must be followed before a dispute ever arises to properly obtain and enforce a mechanic's lien. If you do not get it right, you could be out of luck. If you are in a business that regularly or occasionally deals with mechanic's liens, it behooves you to understand the new procedures.