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5 Things To Know About Florida Mechanics Lien Law

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 laws to preserve, perfect and […]

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Florida Mechanics Lien: Amendment May Require More Documents to File

Florida Mechanics Lien Amendment

I recently posted an article about potential changes to Florida mechanics lien law currently being considered by the Florida Senate. In Senate Bill 460, Florida State Senator Simpson is advocating for some curious changes to the lien law scheme. As well as mandating that filing a lien after the 90-day period outlined by statute constitutes […]

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Florida Notice To Owner – Ain’t No Sunshine If Its Not Sent

Mechanics Lien and Preliminary Notice Requirements - No Sunshine If Not Followed

From time to time I draft blog articles about notices. The reason why I keep this theme going is due to the immense importance of preliminary notices for contractors and suppliers on a construction project. If a contractor or supplier wants to ensure that they always get paid on a project, they will always file […]

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Notice to Owner: Florida Court Provides Some Clarification

Florida Mechanics Lien Laws Can Be Dangerously Confusing

Ownership of a property can change frequently, and those transfers of ownership can happen before, during, or after construction. This can cause serious headaches in states, like Florida, in which some parties are required to send a notice to owner prior to filing a valid lien. Is a subcontractor or supplier on a Florida project […]

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Florida Mechanics Lien Law: Preliminary Notice And The Owner Designee

Mechanics Lien and Preliminary Notice Requirements - No Sunshine If Not Followed

While performing construction work in Florida, those who do not contract directly with the property owner are required to provide preliminary notice to protect their right to file a lien. The deadline to send the Florida Notice to Owner is dependent on your role in the construction project. While the preliminary notice in Florida is […]

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Mechanic’s Lien: How Long Do I Have To Wait Before I Can File?

Mechanics Lien and Bond Claim Deadlines

  Yesterday, someone in Treasure Coast, Florida submitted a question about mechanics liens to the “General Plumbing Discussion” forum at PlumbingZone.com.  The post, titled “Mechanic’s Lien in Florida” boils down to this question: “How long do I have to wait before I can place a mechanics lien on the property?” There are two components to this question, […]

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Florida Notice to Owner – Will Sending It Upset Your Customer?

Preliminary Notices Are Not Scary

I came across an exchange in the ContractorsTalk.com forum about whether a subcontractor should sent its Florida NTO and protect its lien rights on a project. The question is one we’ve addressed at length on this blog:  Will a preliminary notice scare a customer?  (Looking for general information on Notices to Owner – visit this […]

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