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Need to know how to file a lien against an HOA

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Anonymous contractor
Nov 20, 2020

We installed some speed bumps for an HOA and I used the address of the contact person for the intent to lien notice. How do I file an intent to lien against an HOA correctly?

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Anonymous contractor
Nov 21, 2020

You are not required to send a notice of intent to lien in California. But you might do so in the hope of encouraging payment. However you must watch your deadlines, as you only have 90 days from the completion of the project (absent a notice of completion or notice of cessation) to record your mechanic's lien. You also want to be sure that when you do record a lien, you sufficiently identify the APNs of the property improved. Finally, both any notice of intent to lien or actual lien must be served on the property address for the HOA. Every HOA in California is registered with the CA secretary of state as a corporation. You can identify the property address to send your lien warning and/or lien by searching the name of the HOA on the California Secretary of State Business Search website at https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov/. Mail your notices to the Entity address as well as the agent for service of process. 

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Anonymous contractor
Nov 21, 2020
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