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§ 1503. Contents of claim

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 49 P.S. Mechanics' Liens

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 49 P.S. Mechanics' Liens
Chapter 6. Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (Refs & Annos)
Article V. Filing and Perfecting Claim; Discharge of Lien
49 P.S. § 1503
§ 1503. Contents of claim
The claim shall state:
(1) the name of the party claimant, and whether he files as contractor or subcontractor;
(2) the name and address of the owner or reputed owner;
(3) the date of completion of the claimant's work;
(4) if filed by a subcontractor, the name of the person with whom he contracted, and the dates on which preliminary notice, if required, and of formal notice of intention to file a claim was given;
(5) if filed by a contractor under a contract or contracts for an agreed sum, an identification of the contract and a general statement of the kind and character of the labor or materials furnished;
(6) in all other cases than that set forth in clause (5) of this section, a detailed statement of the kind and character of the labor or materials furnished, or both, and the prices charged for each thereof;
(7) the amount or sum claimed to be due; and
(8) such description of the improvement and of the property claimed to be subject to the lien as may be reasonably necessary to identify them.


1963, Aug. 24, P.L. 1175, No. 497, art. V, § 503.
Adapted from Section 11, Act of 1901, as amended 1905, April 17, P.L. 172, 49 P.S. 53. The requisites of the contents of the claim have been enlarged and clarified. Clauses (4) and (5) of this section restore in part the averments required to be set forth by the Act of 1901 prior to its amendment by the Act of 1905, supra. The provision in clause (4) requiring the setting forth of the dates of the preliminary notice and of the formal notice of intention is new and was not required by the Act of 1901, as amended. See Hamilton v. Means, 155 Pa.Superior Ct. 245, 250 (1944), 38 A.2d 528.
Prior Laws:
1901, June 4, P.L. 431, § 11.
1905, April 17, P.L. 172, § 1.
49 P.S. § 53.
49 P.S. § 1503, PA ST 49 P.S. § 1503
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 164 (End)
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