Just curious, after a lien has been placed and the two years expire, can we place another lien on the home that we performed work on.
Apr 8, 2019
Good question. By and large, most states don't allow for any mechanics lien extensions - neither for the time to file a lien, nor for the time to enforce a filed mechancis lien. Illinois falls under into this majority. In Illinois, the deadline to enforce a filed mechanics lien will be 2 years from the completion of lienable work - and this deadline cannot be extended. Keep in mind, if a lien has been filed, but payment still is not forthcoming, sending a threat to enforce the filed lien - like a Notice of Intent to Foreclose - could work to compel payment without the need for taking further legal action. That idea is discussed in this article: What is a Notice of Intent to Foreclose? For more information about Illinois lien claims, this resource will be valuable: Illinois Lien & Notice Overview.