Response or Comment
The statutes of the various states which define the scope and extent of mechanics' liens differ somewhat in respect to the quantity of land subject to such lien. Some arbitrarily limit it to a specified number of city lots or acres, but many statutes provide that the lien shall attach to the lot or land upon which the building or other improvement is situated, or to so much contiguous land as is necessary for the convenient use of the building. In most cases no difficulty arises in applying these provisions, but the terms are evidently loose and general, and it is frequently a very nice question how much contiguous land shall be subject to the lien.
Sunderland, Edson R. "The Extent of the Land to Which a Mechanics' Lien Attaches." Mich. L. Rev. 7 (1908): 158-60.