Liened Customer

10 months ago

We liened a customer using zlien, she sent a demand letter saying the lien is fraudulent, she didn’t like the work. She is upset because she is trying to sell the property. We did the work at her home and she kept demanding more work to be done that was on the contract and refused to pay us. What should we do next? Document #2196859

Managing Partner Gibbs Giden LLP
35 reviews

Good afternoon,

The answer depends on many factors.  Assuming you have met all conditions precedent and statutory obligations for recording a lien, one key issue is determining whether the value of the lien represents the reasonable value of the labor and materials furnished to the project that remain unpaid.  Remember you only have 90 days from the date the lien is recorded to file a lawsuit to foreclose upon that lien or it become stale and will have to be removed.

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