New Jersey Lien Law

Now that the January 2011 amendments to the New Jersey Construction Lien Law have been in effect for over two years, the New Jersey chapter of LienLaw Online has been updated to reflect the latest case authority interpreting these amendments. These cases, many of which are unreported, address the following issues:  

  • Construction Lien Law arbitration;
  • Liens against leasehold interests;
  • Stay of lien foreclosure action pending arbitration;
  • Obligation of materials supplier to lien the proper project by a contractor with multiple, open accounts;
  • Imposition of equitable liens when construction lien claim may not be asserted; and
  • Explanation of monetary relief available to aggrieved party where lien willfully overstated