Beware of the Risks! No Ownership, No Lien

Republished with permission from Smith Anderson.

A recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision reiterates the importance of knowing who you are dealing with when undertaking work or selling materials in connection with any construction or development project in our state. In a recent decision the Court of Appeals found that the design firm that performed design services for a prospective property purchaser could not properly assert a lien on the property, given the design services were never actually used to improve the property.  While this case involved a design firm, the lesson of this case extends to any party providing labor or materials on any type of construction or development project in the state. Read more here.

Written by:

Andrew Atkins
Peter Marino 
Patrick Wilson