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Changes to California’s Mechanics Lien Law and Release and Waiver Forms (Eff. 7/1/2012)

Significant Changes to California’s Mechanics Lien Law and Release and Waiver Forms. Guy W. Bluff, Esq. (02-Jun-2012) Effective July 1, 2012 all of the existing statutes governing mechanics liens, stop notices and payment bonds inCaliforniawill be repealed and replaced by

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Posted in California, Lien Waivers, Mechanic Liens, Preliminary Notices

Construction Preliminary Notices / Notices to Owner – Forms / Deadlines Differ by State

Arizona law requires that every person (except for wage earners) who furnishes labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools to a construction project give prior written notice, generally called a 20 Day Preliminary Notice, of their statutory rights to

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Posted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Mechanic Liens, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Preliminary Notices, Washington, Wyoming

NEW – State Specific Lien Waiver Forms – 2011

By: Guy W. Bluff, Esq. (13-Feb-2011) New for 2011, Bluff & Associates has posted FREE DOWNLOADABLE state specific construction waivers and lien release forms for all of the western United States.  State specific forms are now available for download for:

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California Construction Defects Litigation Update

By: Guy W. Bluff (08-Feb-2011) Anders v. Meritage Homes of California, F059492 (5th App Dist, CA) California Civil Code sections 895-945.5 (SB 800) was enacted in 2002 to specify the rights and requirements of a homeowner to bring an action

Posted in Arizona, California, Construction Defects

New California Mechanic Lien Requirements for 2011

Guy W. Bluff,  Esq. (06-Feb-2011) Effective, 01-Jan-2011, California Civil Code sections 3084 and 3146 require two additional notices relating to mechanic’s liens: the “Notice of Mechanic’s Lien” and the “Notice of Pendency of Action.”  For those construction attorneys practicing in

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Posted in Arizona, California, Lis Pendens, Mechanic Liens, Preliminary Notices