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Contractors and Homeowners Guide to Mechanics Liens: Get Paid if You're a Contractor, Don't Pay Twice if You're a Homeowner - California Only
     

Contractors and Homeowners Guide to Mechanics Liens: Get Paid if You're a Contractor, Don't Pay Twice if You're a Homeowner - California Only

by Stephen Elias
 
Odd though it may be, a mechanics' lien has little to do with auto mechanics. Instead, it involves builders. Contractors and subcontractors, materials suppliers and equipment suppliers -- these are the folks who use mechanics' liens.

A mechanics' lien enables workers to collect debts owed for work of materials they've contributed to a project. By making a

Overview

Odd though it may be, a mechanics' lien has little to do with auto mechanics. Instead, it involves builders. Contractors and subcontractors, materials suppliers and equipment suppliers -- these are the folks who use mechanics' liens.

A mechanics' lien enables workers to collect debts owed for work of materials they've contributed to a project. By making a legal claim on the real estate of an owner, the lien ensures that workers don't leave a project empty-handed if the owner refuses payment. Consequently, it's important that both laborers and owners understand the ins and out of these liens.

Everybody's Guide to Mechanics' Liens is the book to toss in the back of the pickup, whether a reader is on the "providing" side of a real estate project (such as a plumber), or the "receiving" side (such as a homeowner). In this first section, the book carefully explains, step by step, the intricacies of filing a mechanics' lien and, if necessary, a lawsuit to enforce the lien. It also covers stop-notice procedures -- another powerful collection remedy available to those in the construction trades.

The second section of the book addresses owners, offering practical ways to deal with mechanics' liens and stop notices. it carefully explains how to obtain a court order removing a mechanics' lien, how to respond to a stop-notice and how to assess whether a mechanics' lien, how to respond to a stop-notice and how to assess whether a mechanics' lien or stop notice claimant has taken the correct legal procedures.

Whether a reader is a general contractor, a carpenter, a lumber supplier or simply a diehard fan of home improvement projects, Everybody's Guide to Mechanics' Liens is the place to go for strategies and answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873374675
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
02/01/1999
Edition description:
BK&DISK
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 10.91(h) x 0.76(d)

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