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).



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