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    Contractor Liens The Magic Kingdom Castle (merged)

    I found this story kinda comical... What would've/could've happened if things went sour...

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    A representative of Specialty Products & Insulation Co. reports that it has removed the lien it filed earlier this month on Cinderella's castle at the Magic Kingdom. The company supplied $3,984.87 worth of materials for construction work at the castle for which it says it was never paid, apparently by another contractor on the job. "The customer did come in and resolved the issue," said Maude Johnson, a sales service representative for SP&I's Orlando branch. While construction liens are common in the building world even at Walt Disney World the lien filed Feb. 1 on the castle turned heads. The castle is being touted right by Disney as the signature prize in its "Year of a Million Dreams" campaign. As part of the marketing campaign, Disney randomly selects one family each day to spend the night in a newly refurbished suite in the castle.
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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    Liens for construction are very common.

    I wonder what address was listed on the lien? 100 Main Street, Bay Lake, FL ?


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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    It was listed in documents as "1400 MAGIC KINGDOM DRIVE a/k/a MAGIC KINGDOM CINDERELLA'S CASTLE"

    But yeah, this is really not as uncommon as you'd think.

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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMania View Post
    But yeah, this is really not as uncommon as you'd think.
    you never hear about it though so when news comes out that theres a lein against Cinderells Castle it could cause alarm amongst people who dont know its common.
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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    What's a lien?

    Sorry its not a very common word in British English.
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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    Quote Originally Posted by Speedway View Post
    What's a lien?

    Sorry its not a very common word in British English.

    Google is your friend

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lien


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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    A lien is something someone/anyone can take out against your car or home if you owe them moeny.

    I don't know what you need to do to prove this person or company owes you money but once you have a lien on your house or car you can't sell it without paying off the person or company who has taken out the lien.
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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    Quote Originally Posted by cooknthyme View Post
    A lien is something someone/anyone can take out against your car or home if you owe them moeny.

    I don't know what you need to do to prove this person or company owes you money but once you have a lien on your house or car you can't sell it without paying off the person or company who has taken out the lien.
    So whats the big deal. Its not like Disney is ever goiing to sell Cinderellas Castle.
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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeland View Post
    Liens for construction are very common.

    I wonder what address was listed on the lien? 100 Main Street, Bay Lake, FL ?

    And a reason you should always ask if any subcontractors are being used... You pay the Contractor, but Contractor doesn't pay sub... and puts lien on your property.

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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    Quote Originally Posted by WRDup View Post
    So whats the big deal. Its not like Disney is ever goiing to sell Cinderellas Castle.
    Exactly, it wouldn't make nearly as much money as simply demolishing it and selling the rubble in keepsake boxes ala MSEP bulbs or Matterhorn stone.

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    Re: Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    Quote Originally Posted by WRDup View Post
    So whats the big deal. Its not like Disney is ever going to sell Cinderellas Castle.
    Never say never. For money, Disney would sell a lot of things.


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    Contractor Liens The Magic Kingdom Castle

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    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A lien has been filed against the crown jewel of Disney's Magic Kingdom -- Cinderella's Castle -- Local 6 News reported Thursday.

    Specialty Products and Insulation told Local 6 News that it's owed money for materials that they provided for the castle's recent makeover.

    To ensure that a contractor will pay them, the company filed a construction lien for $3,984.87 against Magic Kingdom Cinderella's Castle.

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    Disney officials told Local 6 News that the subcontractor in this instance had no legal right to stake a claim on Cinderella's Castle, and the lien is in the process of being withdrawn.
    I got a big kick out of this story. One of my professional claims for fame back in the day was when I got a foreclosure JUDGMENT against the San Diego Zoo on precisely the same kind of lien. These rarely go to judgment. In my case, the Zoo paid the judgment right away, so we we're never able to actually sell the property.

    Here, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the lien is perfectly valid, but Disney or the contractor can bond around it, and Disney has every right to demand that the general contractor pay this supplier immediately and sue the supplier separately if it thinks the money isn't due.
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    Re: Contractor Liens The Magic Kingdom Castle

    We have been talking about it already,

    Residents of Cinderella's Castle Evicted

    it is indeed interesting...

    edit: flynnibus beat me! Doh!
    Last edited by figment1986; 02-16-2007 at 09:43 PM. Reason: flynnibus beat me by this much...

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