This would apply if you had a payment arrangement. If he was doing this as a favor, then his ability to place a lien for storage fees is tenuous at best. There’s a process to go through for this, including sending a notice in some circumstances. It was while I was home which made it even more shocking. It was my fortieth birthday and my wife and I were going out for dinner with our best friends, a couple. I was waiting for my wife to get ready before leaving to pick up our friends when she yells from upstairs that she lost contact.