We are a small business and we have a customer that owes us a great amount of money. The customer keeps telling us that as soon as he sells a property that he owns that he will pay us. He has owed us for some time. Can we put a lien against his property so that we get our money once he sells his property?
Liens can be filed by consent or statutory authority. If you are banking on being paid out of property sale, visit with an attorney to discuss your options before the property is sold and you find yourself unpaid.
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If the customer won’t pay, you can sue in the associate division, get a judgment, and “transcribe” it to make the judgment a lien. If more then $25k is owed, you’d sue in the circuit division.
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