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How do you place a lien on something

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How do you place a lien on something?
Good Afternoon,

You cannot place a lien on something. a lien is a legal right to retain another parties property because they failed to pay for example.

It is created under an agreement of some sort.

Here is more information.

If you do not have some court judgement or a charge over the boat you cannot do anything as it is not in your possession.

You will need to sue and get judgement and then seek that the sheriff give you some money under the court order.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

We do have possession on the boat as it is on a mooring that I own, for which the defendant is paying a monthly fee to use. This is were the debit is being amounted.

The sherif has placed a note on the boat but the vessel is still in our possession.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
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Good Afternoon,

Well it is your mooring and you have possession.

you can refuse to allow them access but if the sheriff has orders to sell it you cannot stop them. You should speak to the sheriff and ask what they intend to do and then you can ascertain if you can keep possession and exercise a lien over it based on the money you are owed.

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