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Q.What is a mechanics lien?

A.An unpaid contractor, subcontractor or supplier who follows the strict California rules for notice, recording and filing, can place a lien against a property to which the contractor provided services, labor, materials, or equipment. If the contractor goes unpaid, the lien allows the contractor to initiate a judicial foreclosure action against the property. Mechanics lien's are often recorded against a property where the contractor was paid, but the sub-contractors or suppliers were not.. Legally, the homeowner is ultimately responsible for payment, even if the homeowner paid the general contractor in full.

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