Last week (on Monday, June 21, 2010), the New Jersey Assembly unanimously passed the long-awaited revisions to the New Jersey Construction Lien Law (N.J.S.A. 2A:44A-1, et seq.) (the “Lien Law”). Next up is the parallel Senate bill which, after its introduction in early May 2010, was referred to the Senate Commerce Committee, where it

Under current law a tenant’s contractor cannot file a construction lien against the landlord’s property for amounts unpaid by the tenant unless the landlord provided written authorization of the specific construction contract between the contractor and the tenant. Even where the lease specifically provided for the work in question and the landlord was notified of