Construction Law | Residential | Commercial | Home Improvement | Contractor Sub Payment Act | Mechanic’s Liens

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A special feature of Pennsylvania Mechanic’s Lien  Law is that a general contractor can waive a  subcontractor’s right to a mechanic’s lien, if:

  • In exchange for payments received.

  • On residential projects involving less than  $1,000,000, contractors may waive lien rights for  lower tier subcontractors.

  • Subcontractors will be able to waive lien rights on all  projects if the general contractor posts a payment  bond to cover the value of the labor and materials  provided. Subcontractors should review progress  payment documents carefully. It is still possible to  inadvertently waive lien rights for future work and  materials.

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