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Recent Questions & Answers About California Paymant

1. after filing the intent to foreclose on and enforce the lien, how soon does a lawsuit have to be filed.

I am a contractor working on personal property construction projects. We filed a lien, then within 90 days filed the intent to foreclose and enforce and then a lawsuit. 1. Our attorney says the lawsuit needed to be filed within the same 90 day period and because it was not (it was...

Preliminary information

When we are getting information for preliminaries, when it is asking for the lender - is it the lender in regards to that project only or the lender for the mortgage on the buildng?

How do I know the status on my documents I filed?

I provided labor and materials to install a concrete walkway and patio but the day of the concrete pour the owner did not allow us to pour. Therefore the concrete truck and pump had to be turned away.

Can we fight a bogus 9K mechanics lien a contractor filed on our property?

A contractor we hired badly botched our contract on multiple fronts, barely finished 50% of teh job before giving up. He has been paid 50% of the contract but thinks he should be paid on 80% of the contract and put a ML on title for 9K . We spent 3K on...

How can we collects funds from Surety holding project funds?

We had a project that our Bonding Agent pushed us into a fund control. All the thru the project the Fund Control kept holding funds from us and only paid out the Subs/Suppliers/Vendors. Now the Surety has the funds and are not releasing them to us.

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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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