the bank (unnamed) had the mortgage co. PHH foreclose on the property ( Highland CA) i had placed the lien on. they refused payment saying the lien filed by levelset was not valid, How do i extend the lien period or do i have to file another new lien?????? they have copies of the lien, contract, before and after photos, notice to file, et al. Lien amount is $4000.00.
You can extend the deadline to foreclose your lien (I assume it's a mechanics lien) with a credit agreement signed by the owner. Your heading for your question says your lien expires in August 2023 "(1 yr.)" Does this mean you already obtained a 1 year extension to foreclose the lien? Normally a lien expires in 90 days if no lawsuit is filed or no extension is given. If you already obtained an extension, then you must file a lawsuit within 1 year after completion of the work of improvement or 90 days after expiration of the credit whichever is first. (Civ. Code § 8460.) You may be able to record a new lien if the new lien would be timely based on completion of the work of improvement or recording of a notice of completion.