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what steps to take after a mechanical lien is filed

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Hi, we did a commercial job in phases, the first phase went ok but last june we started the last phase and did some work between june and december 2021 that havent gotten paid for. we were hired directly by the owner. no formal contract, just proposals and she would just accept and sign them. we hired an attorney in januarry 2022 to file a mechanical lein, the mechanical lien was filed and we sent her notices but we havent hear anything yet . the construction is not completed and we have an open permit with the city for the irrigation system that we cant close becuase the job isnt done yet. I want to know if there is anything that we can do to "enforce" the lein or get her to pay for the work that has been done.

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Jun 23, 2022
A valid lien can be enforced by filing a suit and having the court determine that you are owed damages. Filing a suit is also the way to get your bill paid unless you can get it paid through negotiations with the debtor

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