Do I need the Homeowners full name to file a Preliminary Notice?

8 months ago

We file Preliminary Notices on all of our jobs and always get the Homeowners name even if we are working with their contractor. We are about to start a job but the contractor only provided the Homeowner’s last name. To be exact he sent “____ Family Trust”. Is this enough information to send the Preliminary Notice?

Managing Partner Gibbs Giden LLP
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If the “John Doe 1994 Family Trust”  is the owner of the project, then listing the ___ Family Trust as the owner should suffice.   You should verify the owner information you get from the GC by, for example, getting a copy of the prime contract which would disclose the full owner information.  The Civil Code requires a GC to provide preliminary notice information to any potential claimant seeking such information.


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