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So what happens with mechanic liens or storage liens? The question arises frequently from our clients—auctions, dealerships, repair shops—that have vehicles left on their premises. These vehicles need to be removed to get off their lot, recover repair costs, or deal with unpaid bills. But what exactly are mechanics liens, and how do they work?
Defining Mechanical LiensFirst of all, what is a mechanic’s lien? Technically known as a garage holder’s lien or a repairman’s lien, it’s a process for legitimate repair or automotive facilities to obtain payment for services rendered on a vehicle when the owner fails to pay. It grants these facilities the authority to seek compensation and, in some cases, acquire the title to the vehicle.
The mechanics of the lien process
Mechanical Liens in Different States
Considerations and precautions
Final Thoughts on Mechanical LiensIn conclusion, mechanics liens serve as a means for repair facilities to recover payment for services rendered on vehicles. However, navigating the mechanics liens process requires careful adherence to legal requirements and ethical considerations. Understanding the process and exploring alternative solutions can help ensure a smoother and more successful outcome.
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