commencement of work

commencement of work
According to some authority, the time at which a mechanic's lien, at least an inchoate lien, attaches to the property under improvement. 36 Am J1st Mech L § 167. The term means some work and labor on the ground, the effects of which are apparent-easily seen by everybody-such as beginning to dig the foundation, or work of like description, which everyone can readily see and recognize as the commencement of a building. English v Olympic Auditorium, 217 Cal 631, 20 P2d 946, 87 ALR 1281.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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