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How long does a vendor have to file a lien on my residence if I paid the contractor but the contractor doesn't pay the vendor?

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Roofer was paid 6 months ago and a letter of lien came in the mail today stating that the supplier had not been paid.

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Jul 23, 2019
Texas notice and lien deadlines can be very confusing. In fact, there a lot of articles and charts written specifically to try to make sense of the complicated Texas requirements.

For residential projects in Texas, if all of the notice requirements have been met (and if the additional requirements for a lien on homestead property have been met, if applicable) a supplier must file a mechanics lien by the 15th day of the 3rd month after the month in which the supplier last furnished material to the project. So, if they delivered material in May and June, the lien deadline would be the 15th of September.

If a residential project was finally completed more than 3 months ago, it is likely that the deadline for any valid and enforceable liens to be filed has passed.
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