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California Construction Legal Form FAQs

California’s unique laws can make getting paid a challenge. These FAQ pages are a great place to learn the basics and continue your journey to becoming a payment hero.

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California lien &
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Sub contractor down payment

Good Morning. I own a plumbing company in CA. We have been in business since 91'. We have been going through some major growth recently. I am currently bidding a project that cost wise, is much larger then we have ever done. In the contract payment terms,...

In California what recourse does a property owner have to fight a mechanic's liens filed with no factual basis?

My contractor has filed a lien even though we've paid him $20,000 more in advance for work that has not yet been completed. He keeps trying to modify the progress payment deliverables in order to get more money. He has not produced an accounting of how the...

Is it a fair practice for a contractor to add 15% to a time and material job 3 months into the project?

Our contractor agreed to a time and material job. Three months into the work he said he'll need 15% on top of time and material or he won't be paid for the job only his crew will be paid. We have signed no agreements with him and...

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