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Recent Questions & Answers About California Paymant

Can I cancel an agreement we didn’t start on?

If I have not began a small tenant improvement construction project and have not paid anything yet including not turning plans into the City, can I terminate the contract?

Do we still have legal lien rights in the following situation?

We have been working on a project for about 9 months now. The bulk of our work is complete and most of our labor has been done but we need a part to complete. The part has been delayed for some time due to the manufactures delays because of Covid, etc. The...

What are the steps to enforce my lien? As my time is running out and I have not been paid.

I filed a lien back in July and my time is coming up to enforce my lien. I’m afraid that if I don’t enforce my lien that I won’t ever get paid for the job I worked on and the materials that I paid for.

How should I file a lien for a property that was sold?

During the engineering phase the owner of the property sold the property without any advance warning. They owe us money for engineering services and reimbursables for City fees. 1. Should the lien be filed against the original owner and property? I have the new owners information. 2. In the attachments should I...

How will a lien affect the company not paying?

I’m a sub working for a restoration co. Usually have no contact with the home owner. How would a lien affect the restoration co,there the ones not paying?

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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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