38-2-1 Lien of contractor
38-2-2 Lien of subcontractor
38-2-3 Lien of materialman furnishing supplies to owner
38-2-4 Lien of materialman furnishing supplies to contractor or subcontractor
38-2-5 Lien of mechanic or laborer working for owner
38-2-6 Lien of mechanic or laborer working for contractor or subcontractor
38-2-6a Lien of architect, surveyor, engineer or landscape architect
38-2-7 Necessity and period for perfecting lien
38-2-8 Notice and recordation of contractor’s lien
38-2-9 Notice and recordation of subcontractor’s lien
38-2-10 Notice and recordation of lien for supplies furnished to owner
38-2-11 Notice and recordation of lien for supplies furnished to contractor or subcontractor
38-2-12 Notice and recordation of lien of mechanic or laborer working for owner
38-2-13 Notice and recordation of lien of mechanic or laborer working for contractor or subcontractor
38-2-14 Discharge of lien for failure to comply with article
38-2-15 Publication and posting of notice to nonresident owner or owner not found
38-2-16 What deemed included in one contract
38-2-17 Priority of mechanics’ liens over other liens
38-2-18 Priority as among mechanics’ lienors
38-2-19 Demand of account by owner; discharge of lien for failure to file account
38-2-20 Preliminary notice to owner; effect
38-2-21 Effect of payment by owner to contractor or subcontractor
38-2-22 Limitation of owner’s liability by recordation of contract and bond of general contractor
38-2-23 Effect of failure of owner to record contract and bond
38-2-24 Form of bond
38-2-25 Amount of rural land subject to lien
38-2-26 Enforcement of contractor’s bond in suit to enforce lien
38-2-27 Clerk of county court to record notices of liens, contracts and bonds; record book; indexing
38-2-28 Proof of sale and delivery prima facie proof of use of materials
38-2-29 Lien on several structures
38-2-30 Compensation and lien of contractor on default of owner
38-2-31 Lien against corporation for work or labor; priority
38-2-32 Perfecting lien for work or labor against corporation
38-2-33 Clerk to record notices of liens against corporations for work and labor
38-2-34 Time within which suit to enforce lien may be brought; right of other lienors to intervene
38-2-35 Decree of sale in suit to enforce lien; personal decree
38-2-36 Discharge or release of lien; recordation; escrow; disbursement of escrow
38-2-37 Ordering clerk to execute release when lienholder refuses
38-2-38 Enforcement of lien by executor, administrator or assignee
38-2-39 Public building; bond of contractor; recordation of bond; no lien in such case

Terms Used In West Virginia Code > Chapter 38 > Article 2

  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • county court: include any existing tribunal created in lieu of a county commission. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • in writing: include any representation of words, letters or figures, whether by printing, engraving, writing or otherwise. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • judgment: includes decrees and orders for the payment of money or the conveyance or delivery of land or personal property, or some interest therein, or any undertaking, bond or recognizance which has the legal effect of a judgment. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • laws of the state: includes the Constitution of West Virginia and the Constitution of the United States, and treaties and laws made in pursuance thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation and the word "swear" or "sworn" to be complied with if the person referred to make solemn affirmation. See West Virginia Code 2-2-7
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • personal property: include goods, chattels, real and personal, money, credits, investments and the evidences thereof. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, all rights thereto and interests therein except chattel interests. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: when applied to a part of the United States and not restricted by the context, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" also include the said district and territories. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • town: includes a city, village or town, and the word "council" any body or board, whether composed of one or more branches, who are authorized to make ordinances for the government of a city, town or village. See West Virginia Code 2-2-10