Re: Con artist put lien on my home! - Posted by Kristine-CA
Posted by Kristine-CA on July 29, 2003 at 12:37:08:
So, how much do you think this guy would take to release the lien? How much is the immediate release worth to you? If it were me, I’d try not to get too wrapped up in the principal of the thing and try to solve the issue the best and cheapest way.
Of course, if you have a total breakdown in communications, it may be difficult to make a deal with him. But have you thought about giving him $500.00 or $1000.00 to release the lien and just move on? It doesn’t sound like he has any case, given the contract and photos and witnesses.
Even if he does agree to release the lien you will want to check with an attorney for the correct procedure/paperwork to ensure that the release is done correctly.
I’m wondering how it is that you kept working with someone that was lying to you and gave them 1/2 the money upfront? And if he was recommended, what does that referral have to say now?
Let us know how it turns out. Sincerely, Kristine