March 15, 2011
Senate Bill 424, by Senator Rubio, authorizes a design professional to convert a recorded design professional lien to a mechanics' lien if certain requirements are met. The requirements include that the design professional lien expires but remains fully or partially unpaid and records a mechanics' lien within 30 days of the expiration of the design professional lien. The recorded mechanics' lien must state that it is a converted design professional lien. The design professional would not need to provide a preliminary notice to enforce the converted mechanics lien.