Why Can’t I lien My Customer?

Seems like a logical assumption. You provided materials or services to your client and they have the ultimate responsibility to pay you. So why can't you put a lien on them?…

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Confusing a Lien with a Prelim
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Confusing a Lien with a Prelim

So what's the difference? Here is a simple analogy: Let assume that you want to see the latest summer blockbuster movie before it is out of the theater and only…

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Don’t Shoot The Messenger
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Don’t Shoot The Messenger

  Looks like the California Mechanics Lien process just got a little more expensive. Governor Brown has signed into law an amendment to the California Government Code: Title 3, Division 2, Part…

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Completion? Last Furnished? Stop Date?
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Completion? Last Furnished? Stop Date?

Many ways to reference what most consider to be the same thing. However, everyone of these terms have completely different meanings and various concerns on those planning to secure their…

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I filed my lien . . . now what?

This is a very common question once a mechanics lien has been filed and served. The most important thing to consider is that your recorded mechanics lien: "Is not an…

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Are you protected by the Lien Laws? – part three

      So we have covered: Real Property, Work of Improvement, and Eligibility in the first two parts of this series. These are all critical to understanding mechanics liens in…

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