Someone who is owed money is generally not able to just put a lien on property without first securing a judgment.
Securing a judgment requires the creditor to sue the debtor.
This may be through circuit court in many jurisdictions.
If under a certain dollar amount, this suit may be through the small claims court.
How do I file a lien on a property in California?
How Do I Put a Lien on a House in California?
- Locate the property of the debtor.
- Complete form EJ-001 (Abstract of Judgment-Civil) and pay the $25 fee (as of September 2010) to submit the form at the courthouse that issued the original judgment.
How do I file a lien on a property?
File your lien.
- If you’re claiming a lien on real property, it must be filed in the recorder’s office of the county where the property is located.
- Expect to pay a filing fee between $25 and $50 depending on the location where you file.
How long does a lien last in California?
10 years and one day
How do I put a lien on a company that owes me money?
Before you can place a lien on business property, you must first have a court order – a judgment – directing the debtor to pay what is owed. After filing a claim with the court and submitting proof of the amounts owed to you, the business must answer and explain why the debt is not owed.
What kind of liens can be on a house?
The other common types of liens are statutory liens and judgment liens.
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