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have a customer owes 15000 he's paid 2500 hasn't made a payment work completed 3 weeks ago I have told I will put lien still no pay I want to put a lien what do I do now?

TexasMechanics LienPayment Disputes

Independent contractor guy had me remodel house and has not made payment what do I need to do to put a lien.

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Jan 2, 2018
In Texas, regardless of whether a project is on a homestead property, a direct contractor must send a disclosure notice as well as a list of subcontractors and suppliers (if any were used) to the property owner in order to preserve lien rights. When work is done on a homestead property, the requirements for preserving lien rights become a little more burdensome. (1) The contract must be executed before any labor or material is furnished, (2) If the owner is married, the contract must be signed by both spouses, (3) The contract must be filed with the county clerk of the county in which the homestead is located. If the above steps were followed, a mechanics lien will be an available remedy. For a homestead project, the lien is required to be filed no later than the 15th day of the third month following the month in which the lien claimant last furnished labor and/or materials to the project. For more specifics on exactly how the lien filing must be prepared, take a look at this practical guide to filing a Texas lien - here's the URL for that guide: https://blog.zlien.com/construction-payment/the-practical-guide-to-how-to-file-a-texas-mechanics-lien/
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