Chapter 451

Section 451:1

    451:1 Lien Upon Item for Work. – Every jeweler, watchmaker or silver-smith who shall alter, including manufacturing another article from, repair, or do any work on any article of personal property at the request of the owner or legal possessor of such property shall have a lien upon and may retain the possession of any such article until the charges for such alteration, repairing or other work have been paid.

Source. 1917, 134:1. PL 217:32. RL 264:35. RSA 451:1. 1994, 162:1, eff. Jan. 1, 1995.

Section 451:2

    451:2 Sale to Satisfy Debt. – If such debt remains unpaid for 90 days, the lienholder may sell such article at public sale; provided that the lienholder gives a 30-day written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner of the article before such sale, and the proceeds, after first paying the expense of sale, shall be applied in payment of the debt, the balance, if any, to be paid over to the county treasurer of the county where the sale is held, in trust for the debtor.

Source. 1917, 134:1. PL 217:33. RL 264:36. RSA 451:2. 1994, 162:2, eff. Jan. 1, 1995.

Section 451:3

    451:3 Notice to Debtor. – Before any such sale is held, notice in writing of the amount due and the time and place of sale shall be given the debtor. If the debtor's residence is known, such notice shall be mailed to him 14 days before the sale. If the debtor's address is unknown, such notice shall be given by posting the same in the county courthouse or the city, village or town hall, where the lienholder resides, 30 days before the sale.

Source. 1917, 134:1. PL 217:34. RL 264:37.