How do we recuperate our final payment of about $10,000 from a residential client?

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How do we recuperate our final payment of about $10,000 from a residential client?

We have a written contract. The property is an investment property for our client and either they have or are about to have a contract on the home to be sold. Can we file a mechanic’s lien if the home is about to be sold?

Asked on December 16, 2013 under Business Law, Maryland

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Absolutely you can try for a lien but you will need a court order in order to get the lien. You cannot simply file a lien; the registry of deeds will need a court order allowing you to have a lien on assets. So you need to immediately sue and the methods of obtaining such liens will be need to be followed by statute to get it (i.e., specific notice language, the number of notices and the like).


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