Definitions for "MECHANICS LIEN"
Hold on property by which a worker or vendor who provided some benefit to the property can use the property to secure payment for the benefit provided.
When you take your vehicle to a shop to be repaired and you fail to pay your repair bill, the repair shop has a lien on your vehicle and can confiscate and sell your vehicle to pay for the work on your vehicle.
a lien imposed upon the property to insure payment to contractors, mechanics, and others who have maintained, repair, fixed, or otherwise improved a property.The lien is meant to secure payment for services, labor, materials, as well as some incidental costs.
Recourse available to repair facilities in some states by which they can confiscate and sell your vehicle to compensate themselves if you don't pay your bill.
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