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“Timing is everything,” as the adage goes, especially in the realm of mechanic’s liens claims. The current incarnation of Pennsylvania’s Mechanic’s Lien Law, more specifically Section 1502, calls for filing within six months after the completion of the work. Hence, it should come as no surprise that fixing the completion date is integral in assessing the timeliness of a claim on preliminary objections. Despite the factual nuances of a recent Cumberland County residential dispute, a well-reasoned opinion just handed down by our Superior Court on December 18, 2012, is illustrative of an issue that might arise, namely how corrective efforts undertaken by a builder figure into such a completion analysis.

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