if we own a small motel in cook county illinois, and a customer owes us
14,000. in back rent for the room, how can we put a lien on the property he is trying to
sell in order to pay us?
Which court would handle this?
2 Answers from Attorneys
you would need to sue him to obtain a judgment and then you can file a citation to discover assets. Only then can you attach any non-exempt assets as allowed by court. You should contact a local collection attorney to assist you. Good luck.
First of all you need to obtain a judgment in order to be able to place a lien on property. So you have to sue. Any you can not lien something he does not own. You can only lien property that the judgment debtor owns.