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Anonymous contractor
Apr 22, 2020

This is the first time we filed a lien and I was wondering how we can enforce it. Do mechanics liens expire? Thank you!

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Anonymous contractor
Apr 27, 2020
Yes, there is a deadline to file to enforce the mechanic's lien. Generally, per Virginia's Mechanic's Lien Law, any suit to enforce must be filed within 6 months from recording the lien. If the project is still ongoing, that time frame will continue until 60 days from the completion or termination of the project.
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Anonymous contractor
Apr 27, 2020
Thank you! The amount is fairly small, so a law suit may not be ideal. If we do not enforce the lien, and the house will be placed for sale a couple of years from now, will the lien stand?
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