I have power of attorney for my mother who has dementia. I rented an apartment on my mother's property to her granddaughter. The granddaughter broke the lease and moved out with 7 months left on the lease. The place was in a horrible mess that I had to clean. She is now threatening to put a lien on the property for money she and her husband say they spent on improvements. There was no contract for these supposed improvements.
KRS 376.010 is the general mechanic’s and materialman’s lien statute in Kentucky. It provides for a lien on real property for any person who has:
1) performed labor and/or furnished
2) for the improvement of the property;
3) by contract (or written approval) with the owner, contractor,
subcontractor, architect or authorized agent.
Unless you have some agreement with the lessee to make the improvements, they are not entitled to a valid lien.