We filed 2 Liens for 2 different jobs, same Customer. After multiple attempts on the 2 invoices totaling over $24K that they had been open since 12/31/2021, we never received payment. The responses were very unclear if any response was there at all. I gave them all documents requested, etc etc. The Liens were processed and filed on 09/30/2022. Ironically, an ACH came through 1 business day later with no heads up or remittance in advance. After being charges the $349 for both liens and now having to cancel both liens at $149, these fees total $996.00. Can we charge the customer these fees?
The issues you are dealing with depend on a careful review of
the contract and other writings which are part of the transaction. The moral of your story is that a lawyer should be hired at the beginning of the transaction
to revise and draft the contract.
Howard Z. Gopman & Associates, Ltd.
One Northfield Plaza, Suite 300
Northfield, IL 60093