ALERT: Mississippi Alters Lien Law to Welcome Rental IndustryOn September 10, 2010 By Scott Wolfe Jr
The Construction Lien Blog recently posted an alert on the Mississippi Lien Laws, which appears relevant to our Louisiana readers who do construction work in that state.
The Mississippi lien statutes haven’t been significantly changed since 1918. As change is the only constant in this world, on March 17, 2010, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour signed SB 2800 into law, amending the lien laws to include rental and lease equipment and suppliers as a class of parties protected by the state’s statutory lien scheme.
The legislation amends sections 85-7-131, 135, 181, 185 and 189 of the 1972 Mississippi Code to include equipment renters and suppliers in the class of parties who can file construction liens or stop notices (as the case may be). Previously, these parties did not have any lien rights in the state.