How do you know the lien will be honored? I'm not doubting you since I
don't know how these things work, so I'm simply asking.
You've only mentioned letters from a lawyer. What other actions were taken
that makes the lien valid/enforceable or whatever legal term applies in
I'd still like to know the details of the lien. The way I read Ralph's
post, he (Ralph) paid an attorney to write letters and a contractor to move
Can Ralph initiate a "mechanic's lien" even if he did not supply the labor
or materials? Would the attorney fees be covered under a mechanic's lien?
It doesn't have to be - probably isn't - a mechanic's lien. A lien is just
an encumbrance against the property for whatever reason and that encumbrance
is recorded. When the property is sold, any liens will be paid by the
What happens if an escrow company isn't used? No idea but I'm guessing he
could go after both the seller and buyer.
On Monday, October 7, 2013 8:52:10 AM UTC-4, dadiOH wrote:
Derby's point is that you can't just go place a lien on anyone's
property at will. That's why he's asking for the details. I'd like
to hear them too. I would think that in order to put that lien on
the neighbor's property he would have had to sue them in court and win.
Perhaps they did, via small claims, but it would be informative if we
knew more of the details. I doubt that a mechanic's lien would work.
The neighbor had no contractual relationship with those who moved
the fence, didn't hire them, etc. And Ralph is saying he'll get his
lawyer's fees as part of the lien. Possible the lawyer sued them and
they ignored it, he got a default judgement.
Yep...everyone else is just explaining how liens may or may not work. Since
Ralph said he has a lien against the house, apparently for both the
attorney's fee and the contractor's fee, that's the lien I want to hear the
While there are certainly lots of members of this esteemed group that are
very knowledgeable about all sorts of liens, I'm guessing that Ralph is the
only one qualified to supply the details of his specific lien.
On Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:30:38 +0000 (UTC), DerbyDad03
Ralph didn't mention it, but I would guess that the lawyer got a court
order awarding the attorney fees and fence move costs. The lien is
recorded on the deed at the recorder's office. Generally, no bank
will lend on the property unless the lien is removed.
I guess technically, someone could buy the property for cash (no loan)
with the lien still attached, but then that new owner would then be
responsible for the lien (including the mounting interest).
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
Perhaps you do. Or perhaps your lien will expire. For example, In
AZ A mechanics lien is automatically extinguished unless a lawsuit
is filed to foreclose the mechanics lien within six months after the
recording of the mechanics lien.
Have you filed a lawsuit?
There is a little known law, named "Eddie's law". You really should take
advantage of it. Basically it works like this: for each inch your neighbor
is using, you can charge up to $500 per year, per inch. I suggest filing a
claim in court. You do not need an attorney, just file with the clerk of
courts, they will hand you an "Eddie's law" form.
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