Can we lien a vehicle that was paying storage

1 month ago

Good afternoon, Can we lien a vehicle that WAS paying for storage.
Owner is a leasing company out of NV. Semi tractor was a stolen recovery. Storage started June 2019. no payment since Feb. 2020.

Additional info about this contractor
Project Role: Owner
Shareholder GrayRobinson PA
22 reviews

There are remedies that may be available to place a lien on this vehicle, but it requires filing a civil lawsuit. The most straightforward way to get a lien is to get a judgment and then, with right filing, the judgment becomes a lien on personal property like the semi tractor. You should be aware that there may already be a lien on the semi tractor if the leasing company financed its purchaser of the semi tractor. In that case, the financer probably filed what is called a “UCC-1” to perfect its purchase money lien, which would be a senior lien to any you might put on it. In other words, a preexisting lien is going to trump your lien.

In short, you may have a case, but you would need to consult a good collections attorney to understand your options.

Disclaimer: The hiring of an attorney is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. No advice given through this forum shall be construed to create an attorney-client relationship with this correspondent. An attorney-client relationship can be created only with a signed engagement letter setting forth the agreement on the fees to be charged, the scope of the representation and the other terms of the representation. No representation will be accepted without a conflict check and a signed engagement letter and retainer.
Your answer or comment:
Are you a Registered Expert?
You are not logged in and will be posting
anonymously. Log in Now
Get answers from construction attorneys and payment experts
120 Character Limit