Priority requires continuous improvements
Posted: 12:02 pm Fri, August 31, 2012
By Jane F. Pribek
Contractors who want their mechanic’s liens to take priority over a mortgage under the relation-back doctrine and Minn. Stat. Sec. 514.05 must prove that their contribution of material or labor relates directly to one continuous project of improvement to the property — not merely to the overall project of improvement.
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