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Question DetailsAsked on 10/26/2015

a contractor put a lien on my house for a fine i had nothing to do with

a contractor put a lien on my house because he got a fine from the dept of labor. he wants the money from me. how do I lift this lien?

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What was the fine for??


Answered 5 years ago by BayAreaAC


Respond back with more details on what the fine was for, using the yellow Answer This Question button right under your question.

Generally speaking, if a DOL fine it sounds like he did not have worker's comp, used illegal workers, failed to pay them properly, or possibly for a job safety violation if your state OSHA is under the state DOL as it commonly is - which would NOT be your responsibility, and he cannot charge back to you - that is part of his overhead if he did not follow the rules.

To get it removed would require a court process (called different things in different states) - you should probably get an attorney because you do not want to fail the first time around doing it yourself and be blocked from trying again on the same grounds.

It is also possible (attorney could advise on that) that you could claim consumer fraud against him and recover your attorney's costs at least.

And if this was a fine because of his labor practices (almost certainly) I would also file a complaint with the state licensing board and department of labor, as well as once it is all over and done with (with attorney's approvall regarding any agreement terms to the contrary) an appropirate AL Review.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD

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