SunRay would like to share with our California customers this informative article written by attorney, William L. Porter. Mr. Porter is the President of Porter Law Group, Inc. in Sacramento, California where he specializes in construction litigation.
A notice of Non-responsibility was designed to help owners protect their property from a mechanics lien foreclosure in cases where property improvements were done and subcontractors and suppliers were not paid. This legal tool can be extremely effective when properly used. However, the reality is that a Notice of Non-Responsibility is more often than not, misunderstood and ineffectively used resulting in an unenforceable Notice. There are important deadlines and conditions that must be met in order for the owner to have any success with a Notice of Non-Repsonsibility.
One of the most common mistakes is when the owner signs a lease agreement with the tenant which acknowledges the possibility that property improvements can or will be done sometime in the future. Read William Porter’s article to find out how this scenario could result in an unenforceable Notice later.
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