Broker Lien Laws: Which States Have Them?

 

Ohio State Legislature - Photo by Eric Albrecht

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!

 

Alabama
Arizona
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Michigan
Missouri
North Carolina
Nevada
New Hampshire
New York
Oklahoma
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin

About Wayne Grohl

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30. April 2012 by Wayne Grohl
Categories: Broker, Legislation | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. I was very excited as I read this…only to learn that Minnesota does not allow it. How disappointing.

    • Hi Lisa – NAR has model legislation and resources to assist REALTOR Association Government Affairs Directors and their volunteer leaders with pursuit of a Broker Lien law where one is needed. Please let your state association know you want this codified to help you in your business and let them know they can contact NAR Commercial for resources.

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