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I have a written contract with a building contractor that states he will receive final pmt. after job is complete. (I'm in TN)
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Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 8 years ago
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I need to know if he can actually put a lien on my house because I stopped payment on the check?
Lawyer: Dwayne B., Attorney replied 8 years ago
They can put a mechanics and materialmen's lien on the house, but you can clear it off through a court action and it sounds like you're heading there anyway. In addition, if he puts it on there unjustly you can sue him for damages.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Is my contract still valid or am I fighting a losing battle?
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