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Can I put a lien on a property

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I was scammed on a land contract by a company that does not own the property..I have invested over 7;000 dollars into repairs and materials.then I was approched by a woman claiming to own the abandoned property. from there she's put a rush on me to give her money or loose my investment.with no offer of refunding my money..so my question is can I put a lien on this property?

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May 17, 2021

Ohio allows contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers to place a mechanic's lien on a property when the contractor performs work on the property "by virtue of a contract, express or implied, with the owner, part owner, or lessee of any interest in real estate, or the owner's, part owner's, or lessee's authorized agent." 

In the scenario you described, it does not appear that you performed the work by way of a contract with any of the identified persons. As such, it does not seem that you would be entitled to place a mechanic's lien on the property. 

You may have claims for breach of contract, fraud, or other causes of action, however. Because of these other potential claims, it may be wise to speak with an attorney regarding the specific facts. 

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