Or you could let me lien it. The one and only time I ever had to lien somebody, I did it myself. After a few months, we settled at the pretrial and I was given a check for the full amount. About 3 years later, I get a phone call from title company, telling me the lien was still in effect and this delayed a closing for the owners. Oh, so sorry. I wanted to leave it on for a couple more days, but my lawyer said to not mess around.