Home>Levelset Community>Legal Help>Just to confirm. If a hotel property is now under a new ownership, do we have to start filings all over again? It is our understanding that the mechanics lien was filed on the property not the owner. Please confirm.
Just to confirm. If a hotel property is now under a new ownership, do we have to start filings all over again? It is our understanding that the mechanics lien was filed on the property not the owner. Please confirm.
We are a zlien customer. This is regarding the Mechanics Lien placed on Turnberry Isle Orchid Tower.
May 14, 2019
I'm sorry to hear that you've had to file a lien here - no one should have to scratch and claw just to be paid what they've earned. Regarding mechanics liens and property sale - when a mechanics lien is secured prior to the sale of property, the sale of the property afterward will should have little or no effect on the mechanics lien itself. As mentioned above, when a mechanics lien is filed, it is filed against the property - not any individual or company. So, if the property is sold, the mechanics lien will generally remain attached to the property when a buyer takes hold of the property through a sale. Of course, in the event that a liened property is sold, it would probably be prudent to make sure the new property owner is fully aware of the filed lien claim and to explain that the lien filing arose due to the prior owner's failure to make sure everyone was paid for work performed. By doing so, it might be possible to put extra pressure on the previous owner (and/or their contractor) to make sure payment is made.