§ 572.1 Definitions and rules of construction
§ 572.2 Persons entitled to lien
§ 572.3 Collateral security before completion of work
§ 572.4 Security after completion of work
§ 572.5 Extent of lien
§ 572.6 In case of leasehold interest
§ 572.7 In case of internal improvement
§ 572.8 Perfection of lien
§ 572.9 Time of lien posting
§ 572.10 Perfecting lien after lapse of ninety days
§ 572.11 Extent of lien posted after ninety days
§ 572.12 Time of filing against railway
§ 572.13 General contractor — owner notice — residential construction.
§ 572.13A Notice of commencement of work — general contractor — owner-builder.
§ 572.13B Preliminary notice — subcontractor — residential construction.
§ 572.14 Liability to subcontractor after payment to general contractor or owner-builder
§ 572.15 Discharge of mechanic’s lien — bond.
§ 572.16 Rule of construction
§ 572.17 Priority of mechanics’ liens between mechanics.
§ 572.18 Priority over other liens
§ 572.19 Priority over garnishments of the owner
§ 572.20 Priority as to buildings over prior liens upon land
§ 572.21 Foreclosure of mechanic’s lien when lien on land.
§ 572.22 Record of claim
§ 572.23 Acknowledgment of satisfaction of claim
§ 572.24 Time of bringing action — court.
§ 572.25 Place of bringing action
§ 572.26 Kinds of action — amendment.
§ 572.27 Limitation on action
§ 572.28 Demand for bringing suit
§ 572.29 Assignment of lien
§ 572.30 Action by subcontractor or owner against general contractor or owner-builder
§ 572.31 Cooperative and condominium housing
§ 572.32 Attorney fees — remedies.
§ 572.33 Requirement of notification for commercial construction
§ 572.33A Liability of owner to general contractor — commercial construction.
§ 572.34 Mechanics’ notice and lien registry.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 572

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • clerk: means clerk of the court in which the action or proceeding is brought or is pending; and the words "clerk's office" mean the office of that clerk. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Internet: means the federated international system that is composed of allied electronic communication networks linked by telecommunication channels, that uses standardized protocols, and that facilitates electronic communication services, including but not limited to use of the world wide web; the transmission of electronic mail or messages; the transfer of files and data or other electronic information; and the transmission of voice, image, and video. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Internet site: means a specific location on the internet that is determined by internet protocol numbers, by a domain name, or by both, including but not limited to domain names that use the designations ". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • month: means a calendar month, and the word "year" and the abbreviation "A. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • real property: include lands, tenements, hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1