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In California do I as a general contractor have to send a preliminary lien notice to the home owner ?

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The Home owner stopped work at 95% completion and now won't pay for the work that was completed.

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Oct 31, 2018
In California, all parties except wage laborers are required to send a preliminary notice within 20 days of first furnishing labor or materials to a project in order to fully protect lien rights. Direct contractors, however, are only required to provide notice to the construction lender associated with the project, if any. Parties who contract directly with the property owner are not specifically required to provide the property owner any notice prior to filing an otherwise valid mechanics lien.
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