Can a company put a lien on a home for a contract it had with the previous homeowner?

UPDATED: Mar 13, 2012

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Can a company put a lien on a home for a contract it had with the previous homeowner?

The previous home owner had a lawn service that came every 2 months. They keep servicing my lawn even though I’ve called to tell them that the previous home owner is gone and I do not want there service. They ignore my phone calls and keep servicing my lawn. They threatened to put a lien on my home even though I have no contract with them. Can I ignore them or should I take action?

Asked on March 13, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Florida


david slater / david p.slater, esq.

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Have an attorney write them a letter disputing their claim of a lien.  If they do file, you can have it removed.

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