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Contractor being sued

Hi I'm a subcontractor, i received a demand for payment notice of claim for defense and indemnity. Its stating here that we did all the electrical work which we didn't. We never went on contract or sign any contract with the contractor, we did just minor work for one day only and...

Lien on work preformed already done and has been for 3 years

I did a job of pulling 2 trees and the stumps for someone because the renter said they were going to destroy the roof of the house she consulted with the owner and the house was saved. The owner of said house still has not paid for the service and is about...

Can I send one prelim notice on a project with multiple schools under one unified school district & one subcontract?

We are a subcontractor and the general contractor is issuing one subcontract only for a unified school project in multiple school locations.

Can this contractor take our home. What can i do?

The contractor for our solar project filed 2 liens on our home in January of 2022. He was paid in full for the contract amount in October of 2021 by our finance company without our approval. We had a change order for 4500.00 and I am assuming that is what the lien...

If a customer files a compliant against the contractors license Can the contractor (me) file a lien for money due?

I pulled a permit from the County of Contra Costa to remodel a kitchen /bathroom/flooring and Windows. I find out the owner is offering my under 21 year old employee marijuana. The Owner Gary is a drunk and don't know from one minute to the next if he is going to go...

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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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