New Hampshire Lien Laws

In the state of New Hampshire, existing state statutes detail the process of giving notice and making claims on liens. These procedures are important facets of doing business in the construction and real estate industry, which are in place to protect contractors and suppliers in the event of non-payment for services and materials. Below are outlined the important facets of lien laws that are state specific to New Hampshire.

Primary Contractors in New Hampshire

Primary contractors in the state of New Hampshire are not legally bound to offering preliminary notice of lien to project owners. Any attempt by the prime contractor to create lien by statute has to abide the writ system within one hundred and twenty (120) days of last providing service or material to owner.

Sub Contractors in New Hampshire

Sub contractors in the state of New Hampshire must offer preliminary notice of right to claim lien to the owner before offering any materials or labor. This process should be repeated every thirty (30) days for sub contractors to ensure all of their lien rights, which requires filing notice of all materials and work performed monthly. Otherwise, any action to make claim on liens must adhere to the same procedure as prime contractors, including perfecting lien creation according to writ system in the state of New Hampshire for liens and doing so by one hundred and twenty (120) days after last date of service performed.

Materials Suppliers in New Hampshire

Materials suppliers in the state of New Hampshire are required by law to adhere to the same procedure of preliminary notice and making claims on liens as sub contractors. These important procedural dates include:

  • Offer preliminary notice to owner of all materials and service provided before first date of service and every thirty (30) days thereafter
  • Action to create and enforce lien must occur within one hundred and twenty (120) days of last date of supplying materials

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