How do I remove a mechanics lien from a company that cleaned up water in my house from a water leak?
Mechanic's Lien: The right of a craftsman, laborer, supplier, architect or
other person who has worked upon improvements or delivered materials to
a particular parcel of real estate (either as an employee of the owner or as a
sub-contractor to a general contractor) to place a lien on that real property
for the value of the services and/or materials if not paid. Ultimate, last-
resort enforcement of the mechanic's lien is accomplished by filing a lawsuit
to foreclose the lien and have the property sold in order to be paid.
When a person receives a notice of a mechanic’s lien, he/she should always
respond. You can check with the court that issued the lien and see if a
mistake was made. You can request copies of all court documents and look
for any discrepancies. If no mistake was make, you should pay the amount
necessary to get the lien holder to release the lien.