Although most construction companies in California work hard to keep business relationships steady and profitable for all involved, sometimes those plans just don't pan out. And so, the unfortunate reality is that construction disputes do occur, leaving the parties attempting to mend broken relationships or, at the very worst, seeking to salvage something good out of a deal gone bad.
Over the past few weeks, posts on this blog have discussed mechanic's lien in California and how it can be prevented. This third and final post in this series will discuss the course of action for a property owner in the event a mechanic's lien is filed. While the complete set of laws related to mechanic's lien can be found in Sections 8000 to 9556 of the California Civil Code, this post is meant to provide the reader with an overview of the remedial actions for an invalid mechanic's lien in California.
An earlier post on this blog provided an overview of mechanic's lien in California. That post contained the definition of mechanic's lien and provided details of the parties that can be involved and affected by it. While the complete set of laws governing mechanic's lien can be found in California Civil Code Sections 8000 to 9566, this post is meant to guide readers about how to prevent mechanic's lien.
A unique characteristic of the construction business is that disputes between the parties involved can sometimes arise after the work is completed. One such construction dispute that many people may be aware of is mechanic's lien. It is a dispute that usually begins after the completion of work and it has the potential to bring about significant challenges for both the property owner and the contractor.