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mechanic’s lien


They filed a mechanic’s lien when they started the work, but didn’t remove it when they were paid.
  a legal claim placed on real estate by someone who is owed money for assisting in the improvement of the real estate
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Notes:
Most U.S. states support mechanics’ liens which many contractors may place on your property by anyone doing work on it even if they contracted with a general contractor rather than with you. It is wise to assure any mechanics’ liens have been removed before making final payments for improvements.
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  • They filed a mechanic’s lien when they started the work, but didn’t remove it when they were paid.
  • "If all the writs of mechanic’s lien that have been levied on this structure were pasted on these three walls, the block would look like a mammoth circus billboard.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Nom And this morning Babbitt was too disquieted to entertain her with items from Mechanics’ Liens, Mortgages Recorded, and Contracts Awarded.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
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Associated words [difficulty]:   mechanic’s lien [9]
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