Is the lessee a required party when sending a preliminary notice?

By Rebecca Bowers and Ted Levy The three most fundamental questions surrounding the mailing of a preliminary notice (ada Notice to Owner, Notice of Furnishing, Notice to Contractor, Right to Lien) are:  A) Who must receive the notice? B) when must it be mailed?  C) What are the required contents of the notice?  For this…

Worker Completing Construction Project

The benefits of surety bonds in construction projects

Surety bonds can offer valuable legal protection to those planning to build or renovate a building. In construction, a surety bond (also called a “construction bond”) financially backs an individual or company, requiring its workers to fulfill all duties as outlined in the initial contract. When we say “construction bonds” we’re using a term that encompasses…

California Contractors

Important Notice for California Contractors

Is your company licensed? Did you know that contractors are required to be licensed and bonded in California? Perhaps you do know thatcontractors are required to be licensed, but you may not be aware of who, exactly, is considered a contractor under the law. For example, it might surprise you to learn that in California, not only are general…