Commercial broker lien laws are on the books in 26 of the 50 states. These pieces of legislation speak to the right of commercial real estate brokers to attach a lien on a commercial property when a commission that is due goes unpaid. Many of the states with such laws have seen recent passage or update of legislation. Other states may be considering similar legislation.
Below, find a list, complete at press time, of the 26 states that have commercial broker lien laws on the books, along with a handy link to a Google search on each topic. Please remember that nothing you read here constitutes legal advice and that you should always contact your attorney before making any decisions concerning law in your practice!