Can a gardner put a lien on our property?

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Can a gardner put a lien on our property?

We had some sprinklers repaired n paid him and he says we owe him more and we dont agree so he has threatened with a lien.

Asked on December 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

A mechanics lien is a "hold" against your property, filed by an unpaid contractor, subcontractor, laborer, or material supplier, and is recorded with the county recorder's office. It seems as if he falls under these categories, correct?  Do you have a contract and proof of payment so that you can fight the lien if necessary? If unpaid, it allows a foreclosure action, forcing the sale of the property in lieu of compensation. Good luck.


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