507-48 Owner may retain amount due. Whenever the work or material for which a lien is filed is furnished to any contractor for use as set forth in section 507-42, the owner may retain from the amount payable to the contractor sufficient to cover the amount due or to become due to the person or persons who filed the lien. [L 1888, c 21, 6; RL 1925, 2896; RL 1935, 4370; RL 1945, 8774; RL 1955, 193-46; HRS 507-48]

 

Case Notes

 

Retention of money by owner. 10 H. 151 (1895); 25 H. 347 (1920), 25 H. 413 (1920).

"Owner". 22 H. 765 (1915).

Owner and surety relationships. 32 H. 913 (1933).

Cited: 21 H. 736, 738 (1913); 23 H. 744, 746 (1917).

 

 

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