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Proving A Payment Bond Claim Under Florida’s “Little Miller” Act

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Whether you work on public construction projects regularly or once in a while, you know that the general contractor is required to have a payment bond in place in most cases. The Florida’s Little Miller Act imposes this requirement to avoid a situation where an unpaid subcontractor could establish mechanic lien rights on public… Read More »

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Florida Payment Bond Claims For Public Projects: 4 Steps To Getting Paid

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida contractors know that there are multiple options for ensuring payment on construction projects, and that a payment bond is the go-to when working with a government agency. The state’s “Little Miller” Act requires the primary contractor to procure a surety bond for any public construction exceeding $100,000. This provision aims to protect government… Read More »

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Checklist For Payment Bond Claims On Private Construction Projects In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As a construction contractor in Florida, you know that there are generally two strategies for securing payment for labor and/or services: Mechanic’s liens and surety bonds. For a private project, mechanic’s liens are a common tactic because they provide a security interest in the property. However, some parties may opt for a surety bond… Read More »

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Fraud In Notice Of Nonpayment Under Florida’s Construction Bond Laws

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Individuals and companies in the Florida construction industry recall the sweeping changes to payment bond claim requirements two years ago, when lawmakers enacted new Notice of Nonpayment requirements for contractors. Since the amendments became effective October 2019, you are probably well-aware that you must use the statutory form and include additional information as compared… Read More »

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Surety Bonds in Florida Construction Projects

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Regardless of your role in the Florida construction industry, it is a given that you will need to deal with surety bonds on an almost-daily basis. A bond is required by Florida’s Little Miller Act any time you are working on a public project in excess of $200,000, and it may be a condition… Read More »

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What are the Legal Rights of a Project Owner or Surety in the Event of a Construction Default?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Surety bonds play an essential role in Florida construction projects. The surety guarantees the performance of a general contractor in completing a project under the terms of its contract with the owner. In the event of default, the owner can terminate the contract and demand satisfaction from the surety. Court: Surety Allowed to Retain… Read More »

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