(1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a preconstruction lien:
(a) relates back to and takes effect as of the time of filing of the earliest timely
filed notice of preconstruction service under Section 38-1a-401 for the anticipated improvement for which the preconstruction lien is claimed; and
(b) has priority over:
(i) any lien, mortgage, or other encumbrance that attaches after the earliest timely
filed notice of preconstruction service is filed; and
(ii) any lien, mortgage, or other encumbrance of which the claimant had no notice
and that was unrecorded at the time the earliest timely filed notice of preconstruction
service is filed.
(2) A preconstruction lien is subordinate to an interest securing a bona fide loan
if and to the extent that the lien covers preconstruction service provided after the
interest securing a bona fide loan is recorded.
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