Mechanics lien rights of owner

7 months ago
State: California

What if a contractor threatens to put a lien on my property for work that wasn’t requested?

Attorney Hunt Ortmann Palffy Nieves Darling & Mah, Inc.
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Depends on what you mean by “work wasn’t requested.” If you did not contract for the work, or otherwise request it, and you are within 10 days of gaining knowledge of the work, you can prevent the lien from being valid by filling out the necessary legal form for a Notice of Non-Responsibility and posting that form at the worksite and recording it with the local County Recorder per California Civil Code section 8444. 

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