Mechanic's Lien Facts

Facts About Mechanic's Liens, Stop Notices, and Bonds Under California Law

  • Under certain circumstances, a Mechanic's Lien foreclosure action will allow you to sell property and collect your money from the proceeds of that sale.
  • If you did not provide or serve your Preliminary Notice within twenty days of when you first furnished labor or material, you may still be able to recover under the Mechanic's Lien and Stop Notice laws.
  • The time limit when you must file, serve, or record certain documents varies, please contact us.
  • You can extend the time within which you must file suit on a Mechanic's Lien.
  • Don't believe that if you record a Mechanic's Lien, and do nothing more, that sooner or later you will be paid by the owner.
  • You must serve or provide to the owner as well as the tenant a Preliminary Notice within twenty days of providing materials or labor for tenant improvements.