§ 43-1 Definitions
§ 43-2 Structures, materials, etc., deemed permanently annexed to freehold
§ 43-3 Lien for work done and materials furnished; waiver of right to file or enforce lien
§ 43-4 Perfection of lien by general contractor; recordation and notice
§ 43-4.1 Liens to be recorded in deed books and indexed in general index of deeds
§ 43-4.01 Posting of building permit; identification of mechanics’ lien agent in building permit; notice to mechanics’ lien agent; effect of notice
§ 43-5 Sufficiency of memorandum and affidavit required by § 43-4
§ 43-7 Perfection of lien by subcontractor; extent of lien; affirmative defense; provisions relating to time-share estates
§ 43-8 Sufficiency of memorandum, affidavit and notice required by § 43-7
§ 43-9 Perfection of lien by person performing labor or furnishing materials for a subcontractor; extent of lien
§ 43-10 Sufficiency of memorandum, affidavit and notice required by § 43-9
§ 43-11 How owner or general contractor made personally liable to subcontractor, laborer or materialman
§ 43-13 Funds paid to general contractor or subcontractor must be used to pay persons performing labor or furnishing material
§ 43-13.1 Use of lien waiver form; forgery or signing without authority
§ 43-13.2 When an affidavit or a signed statement of payment required of owner prior to sale
§ 43-13.3 An affidavit or a signed statement of payment required of owner prior to sale or refinance; penalty
§ 43-14.1 Service of notices
§ 43-15 Inaccuracies in memorandum or description not affecting lien
§ 43-16 What owner may do when contractor fails or refuses to complete building, etc.
§ 43-17 Limitation on suit to enforce lien
§ 43-17.1 Hearing on validity of lien
§ 43-18 Lien of general contractor to inure to benefit of subcontractor
§ 43-19 Validity and priority of lien not affected by assignments
§ 43-20 Extent of lien where owner has less than fee in land
§ 43-21 Priorities between mechanics’ and other liens
§ 43-22 How liens enforced
§ 43-23 Priority among liens perfected under this chapter
§ 43-23.1 Forfeiture of lien
§ 43-23.2 Remedies cumulative

Terms Used In Virginia Code > Title 43 > Chapter 1 - Mechanics' and Materialmen's Liens

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Authority: means the BVU Authority created by entity conversion of Bristol Virginia Utilities by this chapter. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Authority: means the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority. See Virginia Code 33.2-287
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board of Directors: means the governing body of the Authority. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Bonds: means any bonds, notes, debentures, bond acceptance notes, or other evidence of financial indebtedness either issued or assumed by the Authority pursuant to this chapter. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Bonds: means the revenue notes, bonds, certificates, and other evidences of indebtedness or obligations of the Authority. See Virginia Code 33.2-287
  • Bristol Virginia Utilities Board: means the Board of Directors of Bristol Virginia Utilities governing that entity until the Authority Board takes office on July 1, 2010. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • City: means the City of Bristol, Virginia. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • City Council: means the City Council of the City of Bristol, Virginia. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Commission: means the Virginia State Corporation Commission. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Commonwealth: means the Commonwealth of Virginia. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Council: means the governing body of a city or town. See Virginia Code 15.2-102
  • County: means any existing county or such unit hereafter created. See Virginia Code 15.2-102
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • 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
  • general contractor: includes contractors, laborers, mechanics, and persons furnishing materials, who contract directly with the owner, and the term "subcontractor" includes all such contractors, laborers, mechanics, and persons furnishing materials, who do not contract with the owner but with the general contractor. See Virginia Code 43-1
  • Governing body: means the board of supervisors of a county, council of a city, or council of a town, as the context may require. See Virginia Code 15.2-102
  • Infrastructure: means all property, whether attached to real property or not, now used by Bristol Virginia Utilities and hereafter used by the Authority for the provision of (i) electric, water, sewer, telecommunications, internet, and cable television services and (ii) all other utility services the Authority may lawfully provide. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Interstate System: means the same as that term is defined in 23 U. See Virginia Code 33.2-100
  • local government: shall be construed to mean a county, city, or town as the context may require. See Virginia Code 15.2-102
  • MLEC: means any city, county, or town certificated to provide local exchange and/or interexchange telecommunications services pursuant to § 56-265. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Month: means a calendar month and "year" means a calendar year. See Virginia Code 1-223
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Political subdivision: means , when referring to an entity other than the Authority, a locality, authority, or other public body of the Commonwealth or of any state in which the Authority does business. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Primary state highway system: consists of all highways and bridges under the jurisdiction and control of the Commonwealth Transportation Board and the Commissioner of Highways and not in the secondary state highway system. See Virginia Code 33.2-100
  • Roadway: means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel. See Virginia Code 33.2-100
  • Secondary state highway system: consists of all public highways, causeways, bridges, landings, and wharves in the counties of the Commonwealth not included in the primary state highway system and that have been accepted by the Department of Transportation for supervision and maintenance. See Virginia Code 33.2-100
  • Town: means any existing town or an incorporated community within one or more counties which became a town before noon, July one, nineteen hundred seventy-one, as provided by law or which has within defined boundaries a population of 1,000 or more and which has become a town as provided by law. See Virginia Code 15.2-102
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • utility services: means and includes electric, water, sewer, and telecommunications, internet and cable television services, including all other services that might be lawfully rendered by use of its fiber optic system. See Virginia Code 15.2-7202
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.