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ACT Contractors Forms... From The Paper Side of Contracting.

CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS FORMS UPDATE FOR JULY 1, 2012

Posted by Bill Baird on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 @ 19:11 PM

New Contractors Forms for CA July 1, 2012

Senate Bill 189 (Sections 8000 to 9566 of the California Civil Code) went into effect July 1, 2012.  This bill mandates many important changes in California construction law. SB 189 reorganizes (puts all the provisions scattered about the CA Civil Code together) and attempts to  "simplify" those provisions in the California Civil Code that deal with construction claims and their legal remedies (such as the mechanics lien and stop notice and related forms). All of our forms have been re-written to comply with these changes and have been since June 1, 2012! Throw out your old forms... do not jeopardize your rights to collect what is owed you by using up those out of compliance forms! 


You can purchase these new forms individually as fillable PDF forms or as part of any version of ACT Contractors Forms on Disk for California Contractors. Call us to order the new forms... or if you have questions! 

 

 

The following forms have been changed and the old versions should no longer be used:

  • PRELIMINARY 20 DAY NOTICE (Now called simply “Preliminary Notice”)

  • CONDITIONAL WAIVER and RELEASE ON PROGRESS PAYMENT

  • CONDITIONAL WAIVER and RELEASE ON FINAL PAYMENT

  • UNCONDITIONAL WAIVER and RELEASE ON PROGRESS PAYMENT

  • UNCONDITIONAL WAIVER and RELEASE ON FINAL PAYMENT

  • MECHANICS LIEN

  • RELEASE OF MECHANICS LIEN

  • PARTIAL RELEASE OF MECHANICS LIEN

  • EXTENSION OF TIME TO ENFORCE MECHANICS LIEN

  • STOP NOTICE (Now called “Stop Payment Notice”)

  • RELEASE OF STOP PAYMENT NOTICE

  • PARTIAL RELEASE OF STOP PAYMENT NOTICE

  • PAYMENT BOND NOTICE

  • NOTICE OF COMPLETION (You now have 15 days to record instead of 10 days)

  • NOTICE OF CESSATION

    California Contractors, be aware of the new term "DIRECT CONTRACTOR" which is part of the changes in the new laws. A "Direct Contractor" is a contractor that has a contract DIRECTLY with the property owner.  The old term used was "Original Contractor'" The purpose of this new term is to clearly diferentiate between  a "Subcontractor" who contracts with another contractor and a "Direct Contractor" that contracts directly with the owner of the property.

Topics: CA Preliminary Notice, Lien Release, Waiver & Release of Lien, Conditional & Unconditional Waiver & Release of Li

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