The internet is full of long explanations regarding mechanics liens. From Wikipedia to About.com, Once of the best explanations we’ve found (outside our own FAQs about California mechanics liens) is from the Sacramento County Public Law Library website. Mechanics liens and their requirements are all laid out in an easy to understand format there. If you don’t want to take the time to go to their site, you can take a look below at what they have to say about mechanics liens, preliminary notices, stop notices, and removing a lien or stop notice.
A Mechanics’ Lien is an effective remedy for contractors, subcontractors, and others involved in the construction or improvement of real estate to resolve payment problems. If a service or materials provider records a Mechanics’ Lien against the real estate being improved, the owner can not easily sell or refinance the property without first paying off the debt secured by the lien. A Mechanics’ Lien motivates the owner to make sure the contractors get paid, and is a prerequisite to filing a foreclosure action on the property.
KFC 229.Z9 E43
This book covers the topic of Mechanics’ Liens from the perspective of both the homeowner and contractor, including forms and instructions.
Handling Mechanics’ Liens and Related Remedies (Private Works) KFC 229 .H86
This CEB Action Guide describes the rights and remedies, including Mechanics’ Liens, stop notices, and bonds of the principal parties involved in a private work of improvement.
Preparing And Recording Your California Mechanics’ Lien: On Private Works Of Improvement
KFC 229. Z9 S74
This title assists contractors in preparing their Mechanics’ Liens and bonded stop notices on private works of improvement located within the state of California and includes completed sample forms.
California Mechanics’ Lien Law provides in-depth treatment of the basic law and procedure relating to works of improvement, from the standpoint of the contractor.
California Mechanics’ Liens and Related Construction Remedies
This CEB practice guide simplifies the procedural maze of Mechanics’ Liens, stop notices, and bond remedies.
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