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Can I file a Mechanics Lien?


We are a Subcontractor for a large project, in the state of California. We finished the job last year. All previous invoices have been paid in full. We have the Retention invoice that has not been paid as of today. Can we put a Lien in this project?

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Apr 27, 2023

Depends upon if you submitted the "20-day preliminary notice" and if the project has passed the final inspection within the past 90 days. Asssuming the answer is "yes" to both those questions, and the property isn't owned by the government, then you probably can proceed with the Lien. However, it's always good to at least consult with a construction law attorney before recording a lien. 

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Apr 27, 2023

Thank you Brion. 

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