Mount Pleasant, MI asked in Contracts for Michigan

Q: How can I get my things from a contractor who has them ?

He took them to be cleaned from mold. Now won't give back unless I pay him more money for job not done

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Thomas. R. Morris
Thomas. R. Morris
  • Dexter, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The contractor appears to be asserting a mechanic's lien, which is a possessory lien on goods that were worked on. The contractor would have a lien on the goods to secure payment of work done on the goods. You apparently dispute the value or scope of the services. You can sue the contractor, and he can counter-sue for the money he claims to be owed, and to enforce the lien by selling the goods. Unfortunately, it makes for a lawsuit unless you can get it resolved. I don't have an easy answer on the facts you have given.

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