Section 8242 of the California Civil Code deals with the surety bond requirements and procedure for releasing of real property from a claim of lien. The bond in this case is referred to as a Release of Lien bond or, simply, a Mechanic’s lien bond. Generally, liens are filed against real property by a contractor or subcontractor. However, as an article in the California Construction Attorney’s website shows, liens can also be filed by design parties as well. This extends to architects, engineers and site planners. However, as the above referenced article explains, traditional lien rights to designers only kick in once the construction project begins. Prior to that and during the planning phase, a design professional can use a Design Professional Lien to seek remedy.
Mechanics’ liens and design professional liens are technical and can be difficult to prove or refute. It is always wise to see the consul of an experienced attorney before filing a claim. If you would like to find out more information on Mechanic’s Lien Bonds or Transfer of Lien bonds, however, please contact the Surety Bond Experts at Jurisco. One of their helpful staff will happy to prove assistance with rates, applications and general information.