Are you engaged in the business of restoring, upgrading , maintaining, executing “dream builds” specialty automobiles ? Do you maybe specialize in “BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Audi, VW and funky specialty cars of all ages” or some variation ?
Or just run a garage that works on non-specialty vehicles ?
Ever had a customer have a life change (death, bankruptcy, arrest) and lose the ability to pay ?
Do you know your rights ? Want a cheap and easy way to exercise your right to obtain title
to the vehicle left without payment ? Want to do it on the up and up ? No trying to get around the complicated set of laws that may apply ?
You have come to the right place.
Under Pennsylvania law you likely have an absolute right to involuntarily obtain title to the vehicle on which you have done work but have not been paid. We call that process execution of your Mechanic’s/Garageman’s Lien. “A Garageman's Lien (sometimes referred to as a Mechanic’s Lien) is a right that allows a garage to keep possession of a motor vehicle of another person (a customer) until any debt owned by that person is paid. It also grants the legal right, after appropriate due process and documentation, for an involuntary transfer of title from the customer to the owner of the garage” (King, 2021).