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Michigan LCO's

Discussion in 'Network: Central' started by tiedeman, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,116

    You can take them to court, but no lien. As stated earlier, a lien is only good for improvements and not routine maintenance.
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Yep. This is true. Liens can be applied only of materials have been installed (i.e. landscape, irrigation, etc.) for us.
  3. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I have 400+ trees Oak, Cherry, Hickory, Ash from 10"-30" diameter around 15-40 feet long. They are in a pile which I'm splitting. All of these trees where cut in Oct-Nov06
    Location is off I-94 just west of Ann Arbor
    I'm looking to sell half of them. I have a skid loader to move the logs or I can cut them.

    If anyone is interested PM me with what your would want/pay
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    is it straight enough for logs, or just firewood? Thanks
  5. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    Technically this is correct. However, if you take them to court AND win AND they don't satisfy (pay) the judgement within 21 days, THEN you CAN place a lien on the property to have then judegment satisfied. But you cannot lien on the property immediately by placing a workman's lien on the property because the work done was routine mainentance and not an improvement to the property that enhanced the value.

    BTW - You can also file a writ of execution to have the judgement satisfied (NO YOU CAN'T HAVE THEN EXECUTED) But, you can have the sheriff seize property to satisfy the judement.

    I once had a customer's (former of course) pick-up seized to satisfy a $900 judgement. They seized it, sold it at auction gave me the $900 and then gave him back the remainder - minus about $500 in sheriff fees, state fees, auction fees, towing fees, etc....). Boy was that guy pissed! I loved it - I even video taped them as they seized the truck ( happened to be down the street when it happened). The wife was screaming and yelling and so was the guy - the sheriff almost arrested both of them. It was one of the greatest collections ever - and I've got a lot of collection stories!
  6. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    Alot of it is quality. Their is also Walnut.
  7. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    Now thats how you deal with a deadbeat. :cool2: :drinkup:
  8. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    Jason, can I hire you to take care of someone for me down by Windmill? lol
  9. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    yea no **** i got a guy down in the points who owes me close to a grand! from november!
  10. Jason Pallas

    Jason Pallas LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,335

    Seriously - if you guys want me to collect for you, give me a call or PM me with the details. I'll take a look at what you got. I've been collecting these debts for years and know a lot of the ins and outs...... especially in the Pointes - (they're actually the easiest to collect from).

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