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Florida Courts Determine What Constitutes Licensing

Licensing is a very important part of any construction project, and for good reason. Knowing that a party has a required license provides peace of mind for the owner, who can rest easy knowing the hired party has the required expertise to do the job, and the licensed party will…

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Buyers Beware: Insurance Companies Found A Loophole In Florida’s Construction Defect Process

 

Disputes routinely arise on construction projects. State legislatures, like Florida’s, pass laws in an effort to make these disputes as painless as possible, but sometimes even the best intention can yield sour results. Florida has a required alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) in place for construction defect disputes by way of Chapter 558 of the…

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Can You File a Lien While Working Under Multiple Contracts?

In a recent Florida lawsuit, an engineering company and condominium association found themselves arguing over whether a mechanics lien was properly filed.  The two parties had executed 9 different, independent contracts to perform work on the condominium complex. When unpaid, instead of filing 9 different liens, the engineering company filed…

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FLORIDA LIEN LAW: THE CONTRACTOR’S FINAL PAYMENT AFFIDAVIT

This post is provided by Robert Tanner, a Florida Bar Board Certified in Construction Law and specializes in representing owners, contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers with respect to construction contract negotiation and drafting, and contract, lien, bond, and defect claims and defenses. He has been practicing law for more than 14 years…

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5 Things To Know About Florida Mechanics Lien Law

Parties looking to file a Florida mechanics lien must comply with Title 40, Chapter 713, Part I of the Florida Statutes. While mechanics lien law can be quite complex, we’ve boiled down the essentials of protecting lien rights in Florida. This post outlines the top five things you should know about these…

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