I never had this happen before, so I am not sure exactly how to do it or how much it will cost. I was contracted to do several acres of overgrown (hasn't been mowed for entire year) grass. It took me and a crew of 3 to get it done, over several days (28 man hours total). Plus hauling all of it away. The grass was over 4 and 5 feet tall throughout the entire property. Numerous snakes were killed. Well, the bill was for $1400 (they decided to go with the hourly rate, instead of a flat one price deal. I guess they felt it could be done in a couple of hours). Oh yeah, I forgot, this is an estate property. The two co-executors apparrently hate each other, but want as much money out of the property as possible. It has been over 30 days since the lawyer has gotten the bill. I haven't heard anything yet, and I have to send a past due notice tomorrow. Also, I put on it, if they do not pay within 20 days, there will be a past due fee of $35 and for every month past that, till the bill is paid. I also put on it, that the property will have a lien placed against it if the bill is not paid by the end of the month. My questions are as follows: 1. Do I have to go see a lawyer in order to put a lien against the property or just file papers at the courthouse? and 2. How much does it normally cost file a lien? If anyone has experience with this, please let me know. Thanks! I found out after the fact, that last (the person past away the beginning of last year) year they pulled the same crap with another lco. When the lawyer got the bill and called them to tell them how much, I got harrassing phone calls and tried to be nice and explain that they decided on the hourly rate and that I told them I was going to bill them for every hour worked. Not my fault they just can't get someone to mow it everyother week to keep it maintained. I guess they felt, if they only mowed it once a year, then it would save them more money that way. Go figure! Plus one week after they got the bill, they had an auction at the house and made 3 times the amount they thought they would. The property is already looking like crap, from the grass growing tall again. What morons!