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8202.  (a) The preliminary notice shall comply with the requirements
of Section 8102, and shall also include:
   (1) A general description of the work to be provided.
   (2) An estimate of the total price of the work provided and to be
provided.
   (3) The following statement in boldface type:

     NOTICE TO
  PROPERTY OWNER
  EVEN THOUGH
  YOU HAVE PAID
  YOUR
  CONTRACTOR IN
  FULL, if the
  person or
  firm that has
  given you
  this notice
  is not paid
  in full for
  labor,
  service,
  equipment, or
  material
  provided or
  to be
  provided to
  your
  construction
  project, a
  lien may be
  placed on
  your
  property.
  Foreclosure
  of the lien
  may lead to
  loss of all
  or part of
  your
  property. You
  may wish to
  protect
  yourself
  against this
  by (1)
  requiring
  your
  contractor to
  provide a
  signed
  release by
  the person or
  firm that has
  given you
  this notice
  before making
  payment to
  your
  contractor,
  or (2) any
  other method
  that is
  appropriate
  under the
  circumstances.
  This notice
  is required
  by law to be
  served by the
  undersigned
  as a
  statement of
  your legal
  rights. This
  notice is not
  intended to
  reflect upon
  the financial
  condition of
  the
  contractor or
  the person
  employed by
  you on the
  construction
  project.
  If you record
  a notice of
  cessation or
  completion of
  your
  construction
  project, you
  must within
  10 days after
  recording,
  send a copy
  of the notice
  of completion
  to your
  contractor
  and the
  person or
  firm that has
  given you
  this notice.
  The notice
  must be sent
  by registered
  or certified
  mail. Failure
  to send the
  notice will
  extend the
  deadline to
  record a
  claim of
  lien. You are
  not required
  to send the
  notice if you
  are a
  residential
  homeowner of
  a dwelling
  containing
  four or fewer
  units.

   (b) If preliminary notice is given by a subcontractor that has not
paid all compensation due to a laborer, the notice shall include the
name and address of the laborer and any person or entity described
in subdivision (b) of Section 8024 to which payments are due.
   (c) If an invoice for material or certified payroll contains the
information required by this section and Section 8102, a copy of the
invoice or payroll, given in compliance with the requirements of
Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 8100) of Title 1, is sufficient.

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