What if the Claim of Lien Is Filed Without Having First Provided a Required Notice to Owner or Notice to Customer, if It Is Filed More Than 90 Days After the Last Day of Work, or if the Amount Stated in the Claim of Lien Exceeds What Is Actually Owed?

If the Claim of Lien was frivolous and made without reasonable cause (as determined by the court), or was excessive, a summary procedure allows the property owner to have the lien removed or reduced. Under such circumstances the lien claimant will be liable for the owner’s damages, attorney fees, and costs.

Douglas N. Kiger, Attorney at Law

Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.

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