An Update on California Lien Laws

SB189 will become a California Lien Law in 2012 and the current forms used to release lien rights will become a thing of the past. The new:

  1. Conditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment
  2. Unconditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment
  3. Conditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment
  4. Unconditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment

contain new language, structure, a broader scope of application, and identification of exceptions.

The primary intent of each of these documents will remain the same: To release the lien rights of those who have properly executed and served a valid “Preliminary Notice”. However, form compliance and signature by the claimant are critical to meet the requirements as set forth on Chapter 3 Waiver and Release section 8124 (a)

CRM open account clients may subscribe to “eSystems” a comprehensive preliminary notice management tool which offers the ability to:

  • Create New Request fir preliminary notices to be researched, prepared and served
  • Manage fully executed copies of your served preliminary notices, including the ability to track the actual serving of the preliminary notice.
  • Prepare and Print, or eMail; Conditional, Unconditional, Progress, and Final Waivers and Releases of Lien Rights as granted by the Preliminary Notice.

For additional information please contact CRM Lien Services at 1-800-Prelims (773-5467).

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