Thank you for the answer…if you could answer one more question for me. I am not a licenced contractor. I was doing so.e work for a friends friend. They needed their dock fixed, house and deck power washed, stained deck, etc..etc…just a few things done to spruce up the appearance of their house while they have it on the market. we agreed to a price then when the work was finished they gave me half of what was agreed on and said they think that’s fair and that’s all their gonna pay. There was nothing wrong with the job I did. I actually got a lot of complements from the neighbors saying what a good job I did. not to mention I had it done a day before they were having open house. So my question is without a contract and not being a licenced contractor can I still file a mechanics Leon for this in iowa?