Reroffed two houses owned by an estate and now they are not paying.
Oct 25, 2018
I'm sorry to hear you've been going unpaid. It's frustrating when others refuse to pay what you've earned. When a mechanics lien has been filed but payment is still not forthcoming, a lien foreclosure suit is often seen as the next step. However, adding another step can help to compel payment without having to file a lawsuit for foreclosure - enter: the Notice of Intent to Foreclose. A Notice of Intent to Foreclose informs recipients that, if payment isn't made and made soon the claimant will proceed with an action to enforce the lien and potentially foreclose their property. Considering the drastic nature of mechanics liens, often, this notice will compel payment without the need for suit. If a Notice of Intent to Foreclose is ineffective (or undesirable), foreclosing a mechanics lien requires the actual filing of a lawsuit to enforce the lien claim. Thus, when a lien foreclosure action is necessary, it's a very good idea to hire a local construction or real estate attorney. Plus, when a claim is made on behalf of a company, a claimant will likely be required to hire an attorney to do so. For more information on next steps after a lien filing, plus more on how to foreclose on a lien claim, this article from zlien should be helpful: The 4 Things You Have to Do After Filing a Mechanics Lien.