Why do I have to remove a lien if monies for work done has been paid but not the legal fees associated with the lien
I had a Mechanics Lein on a property owner as they owed me monies for work done. I used your free NOI letter and after delivery to the owners, they [aid the full amount of the lien that was outstanding. However, on your NOI letter, I also marked with an asterisk that “the amount above does NOT include Legal fees”.
As they have now paid in full the amount of money due to me for the work done, but NOT for my legal fees (ie the fees I paid to Levelset and also my attorney’s fees), do I still have to remove the lien?
Can I maintain the lien until they pay my legal fees or what recourse do I have to recover these legal fees?
I want to ensure I am not liable in any way if I keep the Lein on their property if they have only paid for the work done and have not paid (they are disputing), my legal costs.