contractor did a job that he charged my wife for used material and she wants him to correct nd he said no. so she is holding last payment. Contractor said he was going to put lien on her house

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Matt Viator

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Once an Oklahoma mechanics lien is filed, the lien claimant must file a lien enforcement action within 1 year of the lien filing - otherwise, their mechanics lien will expire. Further, it's worth noting that a contractor must first file their lien within 4 months from their last furnishing of labor and/or materials. If a contractor misses that deadline, they won't be able to file a lien in the first place. You can learn more about the Oklahoma lien and notice rules here. Finally, these two resources may be of use: I Just Received a Notice of Intent to Lien – What Should I Do Now? and A Mechanics Lien Was Filed on My Property – What Do I Do Now?

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