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If we provided labor only (no product), can we file a lien if we did not file a preliminary notice?

We have a $46,115.00 contract to supply labor services only at a new construction Hampton Hotel in Rancho Cucamonga. Our CA. license #823132. We started work in Oct. 2021. We did not file a pre-lien. We have completed our contract work but have not received payment on any of our invoices. Due...

How long does a General Contractor have to pay its Subcontractor?

As a Subcontractor to a General Contractor in California potentially working on a prevailing wage City project, how long should it take for the General Contractor to pay the Subcontractor? I was under the understanding, once the General is paid by the City, they have 10 days to pay the Subcontractor? I...

Can we still put a lien on the property??

We are the primary contractor having a real tough time collecting the final payment of $2,900.00 in the State of California. We did not do a preliminary notice and we want to know what our rights are on being able to lean or collect payment.

Sole Proprietor to Inc.

Hello, we just went from Sole Proprietor to Inc. What does that do to our contracts. We have 2 active contracts. 1 General hasn't paid us since last December. The other is 3 months behind. We haven't redone any contracts yet with the current Generals. Thank you!

Can I still file a mechanics lien if I missed including the bond agencies on the job?

Our rep included the public property owner and the GC on the prelim notices but missed including the three bond agencies on the job. Client has not paid and we were gong to file a mechanics lien until we had noticed this. Full project has not yet finished. Estimated to finish 6/30/2022.

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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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