North Carolina Lien Law Update: Introducing Senate Bill 864!


North Carolina Senate Chamber

Sen. Brunstetter Introduces Senate Bill 864 to Revise North Carolina’s Lien Law


By: Gregory L. Shelton
Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.



I’ve been keeping you apprised of the continuing effort to overhaul North Carolina’s lien law. Things went a bit more formal yesterday, as Sen. Brunstetter filed Senate Bill 864. The bill is summarized in my update here, though I’m sure I’ll be commenting on the various parts of the bill in the days to come.

To a casual observer, many of the proposed revisions look stylistic or minor. This is not the case. North Carolina’s lien law is an amazing piece of legislation, and a word here, a definition there, can make a huge difference in whether and how lien rights are enforced.

I predict that SB 864 will pass, but a lot can change between now and the end of the legislative session. I’ll keep you updated as this bill works its way through the halls of power in Raleigh.




About Gregory L. Shelton

Gregory L. Shelton is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. He is a South Carolina circuit court mediator and North Carolina superior court mediator. Greg is the Managing Editor of the North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook, the definitive treatise on construction law in the state. He is also Florida board certified as a construction law specialist. He practices at Shelton Law Carolinas. SC: (803) 670-0024 NC: (704) 940-9012
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