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can a real estate developer without a contractors' license file a mechanics lien against property owner?

Im a real estate developer without a contractors' license contracting with a real estate owner to demolish existing property and construction new home. 1/3 of the way done on a project and the owner is trying to sell the property. Can i file a mechanics lien against the property?

When to file a mechanic lien

The general contractor is trying to negotiate for a lower amount. Work has been completed 3 months ago but they did not answer us until now. We're not agreeing for the lower price and asking for full payment. Can I file a mechanic lien?

How long do I have to pay after receiving notice of intent to file a mechanics lien?

My carpet was installed six months ago. I paid 50% then waited four months for bald spots on corners of stair steps to be fixed by installer who couldn't do much and left before addressing all steps when I questioned him. The company kept thinking the problem was corrected then finally sent...

Can a prime contractor withhold payment from a sub contractor up to 90 days or even 60 or 70 days ?

Private project I am a subcontractor seeking payment from prime contractor. They're telling me I can't get paid until they get paid which happens to be around 90 days from when I started working project will be done 100% way before that not received one dime as of yet. Please advise

do i need a license to file a mechanics lien

I didnt get a signed contract for the work i did and i dont have a license

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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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