Can a windows company put a lien on my house if I did not sign for them or agree to buy them?

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Can a windows company put a lien on my house if I did not sign for them or agree to buy them?

My ex was going to put new windows in my house.She has never been on my deed. I said I would hear what the company had to say but would not agree until I thought it over. The window company told her in order to “lock in the price” while I decided whether to get the windows or not, she would have to give a deposit around $700. She did. I id not sign anything. I asked if she can get it back if I decided not to get the windows. The guy said yes. Almost a month later I decided to not get the windows. They kept the deposit and want to put a lien on my house. Can they do that?

Asked on August 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely possible that the window company can lien your home with respect to the window matter that you are writing about. However, if you are the sole person on legal title to the home where the windows were to be installed and you did not sign a contract for the windows, then there does not seem to be a legal or factual basis for any claimed lien to be placed on the home.

I suggest that you consult further with an attorney that practices in the area of construction law with respect to your matter.


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