Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds
Deeds.com Account
Sign In

Virginia Sub-subcontractor Memorandum for Mechanics Lien

Select County or Independent City where the property is located.

Virginia Sub-subcontractor Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Information

Virginia Mechanic's Lien by a Sub-subcontractor

In Virginia, a lien claimant may make a claim for a mechanic's lien by completing and recording a "Memorandum for Mechanic's Lien" document. There are separate versions of the Memorandum depending on whether the claimant is a contractor, subcontractor, or sub-subcontractor.

In general, a mechanic's lien claim is made when a property owner or other person in the chain has not paid the contractor or others owed payment. The lien works as a security device by placing an encumbrance on the property, which in turn prompts the property's owner to pay in order to remove the lien. Liens can also be sought against payment funds, for example, by preventing a contractor from being paid by the owner until the subcontractors are paid.

A general contractor must file a memorandum of lien at any time after the work is commenced or material furnished, but not later than 90 days from the last day of the month in which he last performs labor or furnishes material, and within 90 days from the time the work ends. Va. Code 43-4. The memorandum is then filed in the clerk's office in the county or city in which the property is located. Id.

The memorandum must show: (1) the name of the owner of the property, (2) the claimant of the lien, (3) the amount and consideration of the claim, (4) the time or times when the claim is or will be due and payable, (5) a verification by the oath of the claimant, or his agent, including a statement declaring his intention to claim the benefit of the lien, and (6) a brief description of the property. Id. Include the claimant's license or certificate number issued by the Board for Contractors, if any, and the date such license or certificate was issued as well as the date such license or certificate expires. Id.

Sub-subcontractors (and sub-sub-subcontractors and so on) may also claim a lien. The same provisions for general and subcontractors apply as far as timelines and what must be included in the claim. In addition, the sub-sub must give notice in writing to the owner of the property, or his agent, and to the general contractor, or his agent, of the amount and character of his claim. Va. Code 43-9. The lien amount must also not exceed the amount for which such subcontractor could himself claim a lien. Id.

In conclusion, a mechanic's lien is a powerful tool when used properly. By keeping track of key dates and parties in each construction job, contractors can protect their rights.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Please contact an attorney with any questions about filing a Memorandum for a Mechanic's Lien in Virginia.

Deeds.com Virginia Sub-subcontractor Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Friday June 17, 2022

4.8 out of 5 (3552 Reviews)

What others like you are saying:


Javoura G. said: Great was not hard at all to do and process only wished it told how much it cost to actually submit the forms

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Missie R. said: Very fast and professionally handled.

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Alicia S. said: It's been a difficult time during my divorce. Glad I was able to get the house related documents easily here.

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Ron B. said: Solved my requirement. Happy to have found the site

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Lesley B. said: It was so quick and easy to access.. Thank you!!

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Judith L. said: I bought a package for doing a mineral deed in Sheridan County, Montana. I will now try to use it and we'll see, I guess, how easy it may or may not be, etc. Check back later perhaps for more details~

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

Use of Deeds.com Legal Forms. On our Site we make available for use self-help "fill in the blank" forms. If you use a form on our Site, you explicitly agree to our Terms of Use. You understand and agree that your purchase and/or use of a form document is neither legal advice nor the practice of law, and that each form and any applicable instructions or guidance is not customized to your particular needs, not guaranteed or warranted to be current, up to date, or accurate.

NO WARRANTY. Do It Yourself Legal Forms available on our Website are not guaranteed to be usable, correct, up to date, or fit for any legal purpose. Use of any Do It Yourself Legal Form from our website is done so AT YOUR OWN RISK.

If you use any Do It Yourself Legal Form available on Deeds.com, you agree that: TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE LEGAL FORMS OR FOR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU THROUGH THE DEEDS.COM WEBSITE. TO THE EXTENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IS PROHIBITED, OUR SOLE OBLIGATION TO YOU FOR DAMAGES WILL BE LIMITED TO $100.00.

Nothing on this website should be considered a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

© DEEDS.COM INC. 1997 - 2022 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | (330) 606-0119 | P.O. Box 5264, Fairlawn, OH 44334