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Can a sub contractor file a lien on my single family house in staten island

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I have a single family primary residence in staten island, i hired a contractor for a reno job. Contractor is still not finished i but just had once of his workers come to my house on weekend and tell me he will file a lien on my house as he has a dispute against the contractor on payments. Is this possible. I made my payments to the contractor on time. Why can he put a lien on my house. How can i prevent this.

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Nov 28, 2022
Good morning, if the contractor is paid up to date, then the lien has no fund to which to attach and becomes a nullity. If the subcontractor does actually put the lien on, write to him and tell him the lien fund is exhausted, you have paid the contractor. advise him to remove the lien or risk damages for wilful exaggeration and slander of title. good luck, if you need more help email me and will refer you to a construction attorney on Staten Island.
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