ALABAMA: On April 23rd AL HB 668 was introduced by Representative Bill Pool of the 63rd District. The bill titled Liens, priority of liens, mechanics liens, procedure for termination of a notice of commencement by a contractor, creates a Notice of Commencement structure designed to clarify priority between mechanic's lien claimants and mortgage holders.
Under existing law, a lien may be declared by certain persons who perform work on certain real or personal property. This bill would provide for the priority of future advances made pursuant to a future advance mortgage over the liens of persons who perform work on real property when the mortgage is recorded prior to a notice of commencement. his bill would provide that a mechanics' or materialman's lien would only apply to real property if it is recorded in the county where the property is situated and preceded by a notice of commencement. his bill would provide the procedure for the termination of a notice of commencement by a contractor.