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  • LANDLORDS, PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY!

    Let’s say you’re a landlord.  Your tenant’s contractor builds improvements.  The contractor is not paid, and records a mechanics lien.  Does the lien impact your fee interest in the property?  It can.  In California, a mechanics lien may attach to a fee interest even where the landlord does not contract for the improvements.  (Civil Code § 8442.)  This presents risk where a tenant wants to build.  However, there are ways for a landlord ...

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