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I am a general contractor. I signed a contract with a tenant

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I am a general contractor. I signed a contract with a tenant to preform tenant improvements on an existing building for a private job. The owner was aware of the construction as well as attended construction meetings and was privy to everything and all matters of construction. I ordered suspension of work due to lack of payment (first payment was not received) The job was suspended by the tenant two days later. The tenant claimed a week later they were out of business. I did not file a Prelim. Can I still file a Mechanics Lein against the owner of the building.
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CA civil code 309 says you as.a general contractor must file the preliminary notice within 20 days of first starting the work. If you did not file that preliminary notice, then you would have to file suit against the tenant for the costs and payment since that is the party you contracted with.
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