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Do I still have lien rights on this property?

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What can I do if I have a project I finished, the person that owns it doesn't have his personal name as the property owner but its under a LLC that he owns. But he has recently changed the owner ship of this same property to another LLC name, to which he is the owner of as well. Do we still have lien rights on this property?

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May 21, 2020
Mechanics lien rights are not lost because an owner has transitioned their property into their LLC. If all of the required notices were sent, and if the lien deadlines are observed, then lien rights should be available. And, that property transfer shouldn't have any effect on lien rights - particularly where it's really just a paper transfer and ownership doesn't actually change hands. With that being said, when filing a CA mechanics lien, "The name of the owner or reputed owner, if known" must be included on the lien document. So, it might be a good idea to list both the individual and their LLC as the "owner" to cover all bases. For further discussion on California mechanics lien rights: - How to File A California Mechanics Lien – Step By Step Guide To Get You Paid - California Mechanics Lien Guide and FAQs
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