If you've ever had a mechanics' lien placed on your property you know that it has nothing to do with your car or the mechanic that you use for auto repairs. But if you've never heard much about this particular legal maneuver, you'll agree with most of the people who find themselves in a similar position: the name is what makes the mechanics' lien so confusing; they are actually most often used by subcontractors and suppliers. It's a legal claim against a property that has been improved or remodeled in some way.
If your home has been damaged or destroyed by fire, you will need a licensed contractor to make the repairs. California law has several safeguards to protect you from the charlatans who will undoubtedly surface. Retz & Aldover, LLP is a construction law firm with seasoned lawyers who can protect you. Here are a few tips.