What is a lien?

A lien is a document filed in the mortgage records of the Parish in which a construction project, condominium complex, or property owned by a debtor is filed which provides the filing party certain lien rights against the underlying property and/or bond on the construction project.

Depending on the nature of your claim, the lien may be related to unpaid monies on a construction project, filed for unpaid condominium assessments or other fees owed by a condominium owner to a condominium association, or could be a money judgment which operates as a lien on real property.

Depending on the nature of the lien, there are specific statutory requirements related to information which is required to be in the lien, as well as notice requirements, expiration periods, and timelines in which suit must be filed to enforce the lien.

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