Asked in Collections and Consumer Law for Maryland

Q: Amount of time the law gives you before lien?

What is the amount of time you get before lien? Also if you rent a room in a house, can a lien be placed on the house(which you don't own)?

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Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It is not possible to fully answer your question without some additional context. The law does provide that, in certain instances, individuals can assert a lien without first obtaining a judgement. Examples here would be a mechanic's lien or a lien for attorneys fees. In other instances one must first obtain a judgment, which would then operate as a lien on property owned by or due to the debtor, if properly recorded in the appropriate repositories.

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