In an earlier post, we discussed the fact that there are three types of Texas landlord liens. One is the commercial building lien. So what is it, and what’s its purpose?
One who leases any part of a building for nonresidential purposes has a lien on the non-exempt property of the tenant for the payment of rent. “The lien is unenforceable for rent on a commercial building that is more than six months past due unless the landlord files a lien statement with the county clerk of the county in which the building is located.” The law requires specific information be included in this rental lien statement. The lien exists while the tenant occupies the building and until one month after the day that the tenant abandons it.
In our Law 101 posts, we define terms, phrases, or concepts with the goal of conveying core information in order to set the stage for more complex discussions.