Case Notes in

Mechanic's Lien

First published: Apr 2002
Northeast Restoration Corp. v. K&J Construction Co.

This case construes a section of the state's Condominium Act dealing with the right to file a mechanic's lien. Because of the unique nature of condominium ownership when first introduced in New York by statute in 1964, special provisions were provided to reconcile the new law with existing laws including the lien law. The case, which is consistent with several prior cases, holds that a mechanic's lien must state with specificity the units to which it attaches and may not be on the common elements as required by the provisions of the Condominium Act. Such provisions are construed to facilitate the objectives of condominium ownership.

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