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How do enforce a mechanics lien I have filled end of March? Do I need a lawyer and where do I find one that is verse in

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Anonymous contractor
May 11, 2020

I am a small company sub contractor who performed work on a property that is now for sale. I filled a mechanic lien. I would like to move forward with enforcing that lien or filling foreclosure papers if that is what I can do next. I just want to be paid.

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Anonymous contractor
May 12, 2020
Assuming you have a proper preliminary 20-day notice and have timely recorded the lien, you have six months to foreclose. People can represent themselves in court. Companies (corporations, LLCs etc.) must be represented by lawyers. So if you are going to foreclose the lien and the lien is in the name of a company, then you must hire an attorney to filed suit. Even if you have recorded the lien as an individual, it is not a good idea to try to foreclose a lien without being represented by a lawyer, especially if the owner has a lawyer opposing the foreclosure. Levelset has Arizona lawyers listed on this site who are all versed in mechanic's lien laws.
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