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Can I Place a lien on a job that I just finished, the owner is not paying me.

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I am a general Contractor and the house is finished and the owner is not paying me, Can I place a lien now?

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May 12, 2021
Yes, as a GC, you have 60 days from recordation of a notice of completion, or 90 days from completion, so long as no notice of completion was recorded, to record a lien. Don't delay.
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May 12, 2021
If your contract was directly with the owner, and if it’s been less than 90 days since the project was completed, then you should be able to file a lien. I’m assuming this is a private job and that no Notice of Completion was recorded. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about this.
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