My question involves court procedures for the state of: California
Hi. We are a small service business. We are not licensed contractors as all we do is replace bulbs in homes and commercial properties.
We are insured and have a business license. We do not do any electrical or wiring. Just change bulbs.
We actually do not even charge for labor. We simply want to sell the bulbs.
We have been getting stiffed more than we can afford. We took the traditional route of collecting and just not worth it based on the small margins. Buy the time we pay the high collection and or attorney fees and time etc...just not worth it
We would like to do mechanics liens on the properties. We do have signed contracts that has the language that we can do it...
1. Can we do it since we do not charge for labor?
2. Can we do it not being licensed contractors?
3. If yes to above, does this mean if they sell the home we will get paid via escrow?