Jun 26, 2013

Legislation re-establishes Georgia Contractor’s Right to Its General Conditions Costs

Authored by: Darren Rowles A controversial Georgia Court of Appeals decision limiting the scope of Georgia mechanics’ liens to the value of materials and labor was recently overturned by an amendment to the lien law that will take effect on July 1, 2013.  To read the full text of the amendment adding O.C.G.A. § 44-14-361(c) & (d) to Georgia’s lien code, click here (last visited 4/29/2019). On July 11, 2012, in 182 Tenth, LLC v. Manhattan Construction Co., 316 Ga. App. 776 (2012), the Georgia Court of Appeals held that “general conditions costs” were not lienable.  The decision came as a shock… Read more