We were doing a "lease to own" with the "to own" part agreement in a handshake (we have learned our lesson there). Now the owner wants to sell the home for almost three times what we had agreed to 10 years ago. We have no problem moving, but if we had known we were not going to own, we never would have put in the landscaping. We have asked him to compensate for the 35 trees that are 10 years old, some 30' tall, Over 3000' of irrigation and electrical in the ground, 140' of black wall 4' high, shrubs, firepit, paver paths, sidewalks etc. I would like to put a lien on the property. We have tried to talk to him, he will only text and ignores our requests. Short of cutting down the trees and taking our firewood, I thought a lien might be the better way to go. Do I need to do a 20 day prelim?