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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.
Yes a contractor can place a mechanic and materialmen's lien called an Ma and M lien her eon your property.
You would need a lawyer here to sue to remove it and clear title to your property.
I am sure that this has been very frustrating for you but trust me it is not uncommon.There are two kinds here, either constitutional or statutory.Contractor can assert either one.
Here is good simple explanation of the subject.
Law for reference.
You have a couple of options here, pay them getting a release and then suing in small claims up to the limits or paying lawyer here to sue for quiet title and have lien discharged and seek damages and legal fees as well.
You can get to talk to a local lawyer face to face through our state bar and get fees, information, etc and then decide which way to go.Here it is.
It is unfortunately very easy for a contractor to file a lien on your property here in Texas as you can see from the law above.
Texas law on oral contracts..
I appreciate the chance to help you today.Please let me know if you have more follow up.Thanks again.