We are a lumber company that delivered an order to address in Oakland, CA on January 11, 2021. They are disputing the charges on the credit card. Can we file a lien on the property now?
I agree with Mr. Ginn. It sounds like you sold directly to the owner (assuming "they" in your question refers to your customer/the owner) and you still have time to record a lien based on your January 11, 2021 delivery date. The lien may be premature if the lumber is sitting on the site and not incorporated into the project, but you certainly do not want to wait too long as your deadline to record a lien can come and go quickly. Perhaps a strongly-worded demand letter from a construction attorney might be appropriate to get things going.