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Can a lien be removed if he lien holder is no longer in business?

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The contractors that did work on my home did extremely bad work. About halfway into the work they were doing (completely tearing down and redoing my back porch) I realized they had not obtained any permits from the city. When I asked them about it, they told me they didn't need permits - which is untrue. After they realized I demanded permits for them to continue, they left, never came back and never responded to any of my calls, emails or letters. Shortly after, they put a lien on my home. But now, they are no longer in business. Can the lien be removed?

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Dec 10, 2020
The short answer is no. Just by way of example, the business corporation act allows dissolved corporations to bring actions for claims that arose before dissolution within 5 years of the company's dissolution. So, even if the lien is not justified, you will have to find another way to deal with it.
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