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Articles From Larry N. Woodard

Contractor Enhancement Claims in Mechanics Lien Cases: A Smaller Sliver of Pie? By Larry N. Woodard January 2012 Article, Page 46 The Mechanics Lien Act gives contractors priority over mortgagees to the extent their work "enhanced" the property's value, giving them another chance to recover when mortgaged real estate sells. This article looks at the legal and practical difficulties in proving enhancement.