When we first reported on legislation out of California amending their mechanic lien laws in November 2009, it seemed the new law would take effect only in the distant future.   January 2011, however, is now right around the corner.

As the January 2011 date approaches, online commentary about the new requirements are becoming commonplace.

Multi-Housing News Online, for example, published an article saying this about the new law, looking at it from the perspective of property owners:

In a move that might benefit multifamily property owners in California who hire outside contractors to do work on their properties—which would be most of them—the state of California will change the way property owners are notified of mechanic’s liens. The changes will be to California’s Civil Code section 3084 and 3146, and will take effect on Jan. 1, 2011.

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The California Bar’s Continuing Education Blog has also recently posted information about the upcoming lien law changes:

But mechanics’ lien claimants beware, effective January 1, 2011, those seeking payment through the mechanic’s lien procedure will have to comply with new requirements and use new forms.

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The new laws don’t take hold until January 1, 2011, but zlien is ready, and we’ve been ready for over a year now.   Our forms and deadline calculator database will have your construction company or supply house prepared for the California law changes.