Personal Property


     §507-18  Lien on personalty for work done and materials furnished.  A person who makes, alters, or repairs any article of personal property at the request of the owner of the property, shall have a lien on the property for the reasonable charges for the work done and materials furnished, excluding storage charges, and may retain possession of the property until the charges are paid; provided that the registered owner of a motor vehicle registered pursuant to chapter 286 shall be considered the owner for the purposes of this section. [L 1921, c 131, §1; RL 1925, §2904; am L 1925, c 139, §1; RL 1935, §4371; RL 1945, §8775; am L 1949, c 187, §1; RL 1955, §193-21; am L 1965, c 220, §1; HRS §507-18; am L 1975, c 11, §1; am L 1987, c 151, §1]


Case Notes


  A photographer has no lien upon pictures left with photographer from which to make enlarged copies.  11 H. 746 (1899).

  Loss of lien:  Lien dependent upon possession, is not revived by repossession.  25 H. 98 (1919).

  Installment contract retention of possession by vendor, for repairs on automobile.  32 H. 84 (1931).