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Who is your MLA?


by: Cheryl Jones, Title Counsel

For many closing attorneys, the hype leading up to the April 1, 2013, implementation of the mechanics' lien law changes in North Carolina seemed similar to Y2K. Closing attorneys and their staff made sure they were knowledgeable about the new Mechanic's Lien Agent (MLA) system and the new lien waiver forms and anxiously awaited the first day of April. Then the months came and went with only a smattering of new construction projects around the state. Some attorneys actually were given the opportunity to test and hone their new skills by handling a closing involving a new construction project, but, for most, it was status quo for the remaining months of 2013 and similar to the anti‐climactic arrival of Y2K.

The tide began to change in 2014 as more and more areas in the state finally began to see more new construction. This led to the issuance of both construction loans and building permits with MLAs. It also sent many closing attorneys and their staff scrambling for their LiensNC.com login information and to the Attorneys Title website for a quick refresher on MLAs and lien waivers.

 

Attorneys Title 2014 CLE/CPE Seminar Series


Upcoming CLE/CPE seminars are listed below. For more information please contact your local Attorneys Title office.
Raleigh - Tuesday, December 2nd: The seminar will be held at Paragon Commercial Bank, 3535 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612. Presentation will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end at 12:30 pm. Registration will begin at 8:30 am.
Winston-Salem - Tuesday, December 16th: The seminar will be held at The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center/Laurel Learning Center, 420 High Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101. Presentation will begin promptly at 9:00 am and end at 12:30 pm. Registration will begin at 8:30 am.

 

Holiday Closings


Attorneys Title offices across the state will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for Thanksgiving. We hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday weekend.

 

New Lien Law – Access to our LiensNC.com job aid and Lien Waivers


Attorneys Title hosted seminars throughout March of 2013 across the state to help explain changes to North Carolina's mechanic's lien law. These seminars provided a summary of the statutory changes, a preview of the new online lien agent system - LiensNC.com, and reviewed the revised and new lien waiver forms.

For an electronic copy of the manuscript which contains a LiensNC.com job aid, click HERE.

To be directed to revised and new lien waiver forms click HERE.

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