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Temp agency sent prelim lein notices to my customers after I told them my husband died

I own a Landscaping company that uses a temporary service company for some staff on my jobs. I notified the temp company about his death and a day later the company sent certified preliminary lien notices to all of my customers. I owe the temp service less than $2500 and I am...

Once a contractor starts to work on a job can he ask for 50% payment of contracted price of job? CSLB says yes.

We hired a licensed contractor (a neighbor) to install 9" x 47" porcelain tile plank flooring throughout our complete house. He told me that he required 50% down at the start of the job and then there would be progress payments at the end of each week, it was to be a...

Prevailing wage information

We've been asked to Bid on a Prevailing Wage Job. I've never done one before. I heard that there is an application that we need to fill out. If so do you know where I can get this application. Is there any other information you can give me? Thank you, Linda Maher...

Can I still file a Mechanics Lien with a company that already filed bankruptcy?

Can I file a Mechanics Lien with a company that has already filed for bankruptcy and settled the case? Our work was never completed, we were supposed to return to complete it when they got to a certain stage and then they filed for bankruptcy. The property is now in escrow. The...

Does the last date of our labor on a project matter if the project is on-going?

We supplied equipment and training and are completely done on the project, but it is on-going and will be for another year. Do we need to file a claim before the notice of completion?

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What You Need To Know About Construction Payment in California

This page helps you find the free California construction forms you need and answers to all of your questions about construction payment in California. Learn how documents such as pay applications, notices, contracts, lien waivers, mechanics liens, and more fit into California’s construction payment process and download your free lien, notice, or waiver forms. Select a document to learn more about how it applies to construction projects in California, see your specific requirements, and download a free PDF to get started.

It’s essential to exchange these documents when payments are flowing smoothly and when payment problems arise. These resources will help you navigate the payment process, increase visibility and communication, and avoid payment issues. But, if the need arises, they can also help you resolve payment problems and get paid what you earn.

If you need more information or can’t find the answer to a question, you can ask a licensed attorney for free and get a response fast.

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