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Q: I filed a lien on a property in Galveston county for non payment on construction work which was finished.what's

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Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: What's next (assuming they don't pay, you've sent the proper notices, and your lien is timely) is to file suit to foreclose the lien. For residential projects, the suit must be filed in 1 year; the deadline is 2 years for commercial projects. You can recover interest at 18%, plus attorneys fees and court costs, and foreclose on the property to pay the judgment.

Talk to a lawyer familiar with mechanic's liens.

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