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We are a restoration contractor Water, Fire.... We need to start work right away in order to secure the property and prevent additional damage to the property. 20% of the property owners are not available to sign our work authorization. If we send the 20 day notice / Preliminary notice to the property owner will this protect our lien rights?...Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 30, 2021
CaliforniaPreliminary Notice
If the construction and payments were carried out for a time, does it wave the requirement of a Good Standing Construction License? California Board of Licensing requires that every Contractor should possess a valid Construction License at all times during construction? Can a contractor with a suspended license file a lien? Especially, when the contractor signed a construction contract with a suspended license and he never cured the suspension?...Read More
Grig Atkoney
3 answersAdd commentJul 29, 2021
California
We did work for a homeowner and we had many delays due to covid. She is not paying saying that we took too long. Can I file a lien on her? I never filed a pre lien. ...Read More
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1 answerAdd commentJul 30, 2021
California
I'm a subcontractor who has finished a large multi-family project (5 duplexes). For 3 months, we have been told by the general contractor that the bank is not taking applications for retention at this time. One of the duplexes has been listed for sale, and the rest are all complete as well. No notice of completion has been filed. Should we proceed with a notice of intent to file a lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 29, 2021
California
How do we know a project is actually Federal? Owner is listed at Department of Veteran Affairs....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 29, 2021
CaliforniaConstruction Contract
I chose the wrong lender on Reference 5592737...Read More
Michelle Rodriguez
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 30, 2021
California
Hello, I am trying to find out if we can send one document for unconditional release for several jobs under one property. This was a big project for multiple units and I am trying to make sure this is okay for us to do in the state of California. We have 20 jobs or 20 units that we have received payment in full. If this is possible please let me know....Read More
Anonymous General Contractor
Waiting for answerAdd commentJul 30, 2021
California
Prevention of defected buildings ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 26, 2021
CaliforniaDefects
I am an unlicensed handyman doing work in California. I was hired by the homeowner to help fix his house after flood damage. I have issued him $8000 in invoices he claims he can’t pay me pay me because one of his accounts is frozen because of identity theft. This is a false statement since I’ve had identity theft and got it resolved quickly he’s been complaining about this ID theft for over three months. Can I issue him an intent to lien or and a mechanics lien for the money he owes me?...Read More
Anonymous Subcontractor
2 answersAdd commentAug 13, 2018
CaliforniaMechanics LienPayment DisputesRight to Lien
Working to get contract signed as prime contractor for a dredging project for a privately owned marina. Have some concerns about payment on project completion. ...Read More
John Shaw
1 answerAdd commentJul 27, 2021
CaliforniaRisk Management
If a lien is filed e.g. August 1 2018 in the afternoon and an action is filed in court on October 31, does the fractional lien filing day count as a full day or is the following first full day when the counting begins? It's a matter of 90 or 91 days........Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 28, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics Lien
I’m a subcontractor working on a large commercial project. We finished our work on the job in December 2020. We have been paid with the exception of retention. We provided a conditional final to request retention moneys. Our contractor is holding our retention until they complete their portion of the project. Each month they request unconditional progress releases in the amount of $0. Are we required to provide unconditional progress releases each month if we have already provided a conditional final? Also, how long can the general contractor hold our retention? The project over all was estimated to be completed in 2020, however, it keeps dragging on. ...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 27, 2021
California
I filed a lien 4/30/2020 and then the client bonded around my lien 05/14/2020. Can I still collect on this lien?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
2 answersAdd commentJul 27, 2021
CaliforniaMechanics Lien
We filed a timely prelim on a public works (DWP) job and subsequently filed a Stop Notice. The DWP representative said they would not issue a joint check because the GC's contract has no listed subcontractors. I will not release my Stop Order because I know if the GC receives the check he will not pay us because he is in great debt. What can we do?...Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 27, 2021
CaliforniaLien ReleasesStop Notice
Plumber performed a minor job at my residence. The plumber would not take a check so I paid with a credit card. Many Months later plumber starts billing for the job , stating that the credit charge was not good. I paid the invoice plus interest and supposedly the plumber issued a lien release on May 5, 2021 but lien still on my property....Read More
Anonymous Contractor
1 answerAdd commentJul 27, 2021
California