I was contract ,flat rate for the job to be done,. I have submitted my invoice to the tune of a couple thousand dollars. 6approx. 7 wks ago. I am now considering a lien to get paid. I whats the highest amout you can lien for? Is a multiple of the amount of the past due monies? And further i have since hadslate charges and am now having to pay for a security deposit on my electric. Should their lapse on the monies be held in wuestion? Can i add the cost that i bear as a direct result from their not paying me for the work provided?