What is a Construction Lien, and How Do I Use It?
Unlike other states, Florida Contractors enjoy the right to a construction lien
Florida law allows a statutory procedure for Contractors to secure their right to payment by their customer through use of a Construction Lien (see Section 713, Florida Statutes). Unlike other states, Florida Contractors enjoy the right to a construction lien simply by virtue of performing labor or services, or furnishing materials. However, it’s a “use it or lose it” situation—a failure to strictly comply with the time, notice, and filing requirements will often invalidate an otherwise enforceable lien.
At our firm, we take the time to educate our clients on Florida lien law so that they can properly take advantage of its robust protection. If you’re unsure of how to properly file and enforce a Construction Lien, or need help establishing a system to routinely send out Notices to Owner (NTOs) and Claims of Lien, call our office to speak with a knowledgeable construction attorney today.