Home>Levelset Community>Legal Help>how hard is it to foreclose on a lien in California?

how hard is it to foreclose on a lien in California?

CaliforniaLien Foreclosure

I plan to file a lien on a client for no pay. How hard is it to foreclose in CA

1 reply

Sep 7, 2017
Filing a lien foreclosure action is like filing any other lawsuit. It requires a legal filing, and then presenting a full case as to why the amount due is owed.

However, it's quite rare for liens to actually go all the way through foreclosure. A very high percentage of liens get paid off pretty quickly, before any enforcement or foreclosure action is necessary. This is one of the great benefits of the lien. It's a way to escalate your efforts in collecting on money owed to you just short of having to go into court and go through a full case. This usually tips the scales to get the thing paid. However, if it doesn't, then you'll need to take the next step, which is a full-blown legal case. Those aren't "hard," but they do present challenges and frustration.

Hope this helps, and good luck.

Add your answer or comment

Not the answer you were looking for? Check out other Lien Foreclosure topics or ask your own question