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It depends on whether the owner agreed or tacitly agreed for you to perform the repairs on the property. In other words, for example, a roofer cannot repair an owner's roof without the approval of the owner and then claim a lien for such work. In most states, you could not even deduct the amount of your repairs to your rent. Without the owner's agreement, then the most viable claim would be an equitable one of unjust enrichment. A pre-judgment lien will not be available for such an action even if successful.
Thank you for the added information. Even as property manager, the main thrust of my response still applies, namely, without the approval of the owner then a pre-judgment lien will be difficult if not impossible to be perfected on the improved property. Your possible remedy will be breach of the property management contract or an equitable remedy of unjust enrichment.