What should I do? Release lien and record a new one or make lien amendments?
I am reaching out on behalf of my client, a General Contractor.
My client stopped getting payment and stopped working on a project in November of 2018. Within the 90 day statutory requirement I filed a claim of lien on February 12, 2019.
Sometime in May of 2019 my client received a partial payment for the work and work commenced again on the project with my client furnishing supplies and labor on the project.
On August 13, 2019 my client stopped working on the project again because work was completed and again no payment was made.
On October 12, 2019 the lien statute of limitations for the 8 months of my first lien is going to expire. We are still within the 90 days of the last day of work because that date is November 11, 2019.
My question is, should I:
1. Let the lien expire and file a second lien that includes the old amount and the new end of work date
2. Release the old lien, acknowledging that no payment was made and file a new lien that includes the old amount and new end of work date
3. Amend the old lien and change the new amount owed and new end of work date?