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The new laws also require the lien holder to serve the property owner with the Mechanics' Lien and accompanying Notice of Mechanic's Lien. Service must be accomplished by registered mail, certified mail, or first-class mail, evidenced by a certificate of mailing, postage prepaid, addressed to the owner or reputed owner at the owner's or reputed owner's residence or place of business address or at the address shown by the building permit on file.
The new law provides that if the owner, or reputed owner cannot be served, the notice may be given by registered mail, certified mail, or first-class mail to the construction lender, or to the original contractor.
Failure to serve the Mechanics' Lien and Notice of Mechanics' Lien as prescribed in Assembly Bill 457 will render the mechanics' lien unenforceable as a matter of law.
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