If I'm in the sod business and have a contractor who has not paid for the sod and is 75 days past due, can I file a lien against his business?
Question Details: The house we installed the sod on has already been through the closing process and is no longer in the contractors name. Is there any way to file a lien against the contracting business or property where we installed the sod?
Your recourse is to sue the customer (the contractor) for the money they owe you: you would sue for breach of contract (violating the agreement, even if only on unwritten one, to pay for the sod) and for "unjust enrichment"--but being unfairly and inappropriately benefited by getting your sod without paying for it. After you sue and (presumably) win, you can then put a lien on the contractor's property, or levy on his bank accounts, to recover money if he still won't pay.
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