How do I have this lien removed? Contractor is unlicensed and I have a verified certificate of non-licensed status from the CSLB. There is no actual contract and the work being billed for is 70% uncompleted. Unlicensed contractor started the job beginning Feb and finished 4 days later, and Levelset filed the lien in June. It is clearly an invalid lien.
If they really are unlicensed, the laws in California are pretty harsh for them. They may not even be entitled to lien if everything you say is true. I'd get in touch with an construction attorney to explore your options, which might include just waiting and seeing.