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lein on non paying customers

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jbell113, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. jbell113

    jbell113 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 654

    Has any one not getting paid for services ever tried putting a mechanic lein on customer property and if so how much did it cost or is it worth the hassle?
  2. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,964

    I haven't done it, YET. I would think the satisfaction you get would be immeasurable.
  3. 95tsgr

    95tsgr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    Applied my first lien yesterday. Cost 17.00 to apply, plus I added in mileage for travel to and from courthouse (r/t 60 miles), time away from work (2 hrs x 60.00/hr), postage for certified mailing, plus interest on deliguent monies. Also included amount to remove lien (13.00), mileage and time away from work again. All totalled clients bill went from $437.50 to $775.34. Property was due to close next week, but with a clouded title that ain't gonna happen. I get my money....they get to close!
  4. imalandscper

    imalandscper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    id say 200 and above and doing like 95sgr said. then it is worth it andything under 200 it is not worth it
  5. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    I think Jody posted a Lien Letter a few years back.

    See if you can find that. I said something like, pay or I will file a lien on your tittle.

    Mechanic? Wouldn't it be a property?
  6. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    can't do it here in Michigan. It only applies to material that is added to the property, such as Landscape installs, irrigation, etc. For maintenance and/or just services, there is no lien available.

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