I am trying to buy a house. Title company say that the seller name has a mechanics lien. They don't know if that is the seller because their is few same names. They have send some paperwork up state to look her up any one know how long that may take? The lien date executed was 09/07/2001. That would be 13 years ago would it expire. I don't know what to do or they doing something behind back or walk away from the deal? In the contract will close on the 07/31/2013 it is now 07/16/2013 I don't know what to do next.