Changes to Missouri’s Lien Law for Rental Equipment

In Missouri, the deadline for service of a preliminary lien notice for rental equipment is very short.  However,  a new amendment to Missouri’s Mechanic’s Lien Statute will benefit claimants who want to enforce their lien rights for rental equipment. Effective August 28, 2013, the preliminary notice deadline changes from five (5) to fifteen (15) business days after the commencement of the use of the rental equipment. Additionally, a claimant is no longer required to include the rental rate on the preliminary notice.

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