I did a ton of work on my house, over $50k in improvements. The house got foreclosed on, and it had equity in it. I wanted to know if I could put a mechanics lien on the property so that anyone attempting to buy it would have to pay me back for that work/improvements. I know it's a stretch, but still...
For many and various reasons: No.
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If you had equity, why didn't you refinance and pay off the lender? Elvis has left the building. Move on and good luck.
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Generally, no. BUT:
1) If you did the work through a separate entity (like, a business did the work and formally contracted with you to do it), even if you are the majority or sole shareholder of the separate entity;
2) You have time left within the lien period;
3) You followed the preliminary notice procedures.
It doesn't sound like, however, that all of the above are true.
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