Texas Lien Disputes & Removal Attorneys in Dallas & Houston
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Contact A Lien Disputes & Removal Attorney
If you are a tradesman and a property owner is attempting to remove your lien, you will need to defend it. You will need an attorney who can help to prove that you have followed all of the steps required to maintain your lien and are entitled to payment. Even if you have concerns about the validity of the lien due to complications with filing, there may be valid defenses to the cause of action or allegations made against you.
Contact Grisham & Kendall Today
The attorneys at Grisham & Kendall, PLLC have represented Houston residents for more than 20 years. We are happy to discuss issues related to lien disputes and removals. If you would like our Texas lien dispute and removal attorneys to review your case at no cost and with no obligation, please call Grisham & Kendall, PLLC at (214) 308-2027 to schedule a call or contact us using the form.
How We Can Help With Lien Disputes & Removal
If a lien is filed on your property and you believe the lien is wrongful, you, the property owner have a right to contest the lien. In some cases, you may be able to file a summary motion to remove a lien. This is a lawsuit filed in district court that will allow the almost immediate removal of the lien. (These are heard by the court upon or within approximately 24 hours of filing). If you are trying to transfer property that is subject to a wrongful lien, this action which operates much like a temporary restraining order, may be the right answer for you. In these cases, a lawsuit will be filed and the issues will be heard by the court. In the event the court rules in your favor, you will obtain an order that removes the wrongful cloud on your title and allows you transfer property. Generally, the court will require that you file a bond to protect potential interests of the party that filed the lien.
Below are common types of Lien Disputes:
- Residential Property Liens
- Mechanic’s Liens
- Judgment Liens
Lien Removal Attorney FAQ
In the event that the facts of your case do not allow for a summary motion to remove a lien, you can still take action to have the lien removed. The difference is that the length of time to accomplish the task. You can discuss your options with a qualified lien removal attorney who can talk to you about what option may be best for you.
- immediately dispute the lien through statutorily provided preliminary means, a demand to/against the claimant, or a full-blown lawsuit.
- force the claimant to file a lawsuit to enforce the lien in a shorter period if available where you live
- just wait it out.
Property liens stay on the property for 10 years and 1 day, unless paid off. After being paid or the 10 years and 1 day expiring, the lien disappears.
A lien is a legal right against a property that allows a lienholder to take control of it or take legal action to settle any debt.
Liens act as collateral in situations where a person can’t honor their debt obligations and typically last until the debt is satisfied.
Yes, legally all property lien holders can force a property into foreclosure, regardless of their seniority on property titles.