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Florida Contractor Lien Rights When Working On Leased Property

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

In the most basic Florida construction project, you have a property owner, developer, and contractors that all play a role in completing the job. Of course, these projects are rarely as straightforward as this description. The nature of real estate may bring many other parties into the equation, and one of the most common… Read More »

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Construction Lien Deadlines In Florida: Recent Case Clarifies Notices

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

The nature of the US legal system means that statutes are enacted by the legislature, but the laws are subject to judicial review by the courts. At times, judges will clarify the statutory language, as Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal did in a recent case involving the state’s Construction Liens statute. At issue… Read More »

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Top Errors That Could Invalidate A Florida Construction Lien

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As a Florida construction contractor, you know that your right to payment depends on liens when you are not in direct privity with the project owner. You also know that the potential for errors abounds considering the strict rules and timing requirements under Florida’s statute on construction liens. Mistakes do not extinguish your rights… Read More »

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Mechanics Liens V. Other Recovery Options Under Florida Construction Laws

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As a Florida construction contractor, you are well-aware that mechanics liens are among the most effective tools for enforcing payment for services, labor, and materials. Florida’s mechanics lien statute protects the interests of subcontractors and those not in privity with the property owner in the event of nonpayment for construction services. By complying with… Read More »

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Overview Of Construction Liens For Florida Design Professionals

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Whether you are a design professional or work with them on a regular basis, you know the important role these individuals play in a Florida construction project. Architects, engineers, and others are essential for preparation, planning, getting permits, and establishing a solid framework. Because their participation is so critical for success, Florida law provides… Read More »

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Notable Deadlines Under Florida Mechanic’s Liens Laws

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

When you consider the relationships between and among property owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and other labor/materials suppliers, you can understand why Florida’s law on construction liens imposes precise deadlines. A mechanics lien is an involuntary encumbrance on the property: The owner did not specifically consent to it and may not even know that it… Read More »

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What To Do When You Miss A Deadline For Your Florida Mechanics Lien

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Deadlines established by Florida’s mechanics liens statutes are abundant and sometimes confusing if you do not have a legal background. Unfortunately, the fact is that you could lose significant rights – and funds – if you do not comply with these time restrictions down to the last detail. The requirement to send notices by… Read More »

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How Do Lien Waivers Work Under Florida Construction Laws?

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

While the focus and utility of mechanics liens are targeted to protect the interests of certain participants, almost every stakeholder must address issues related to lien waivers in Florida construction projects. Under the state construction lien statute, any party can waive lien rights related to labor, services, and materials, which is usually in exchange… Read More »

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Quick Action Is Critical When An Owner Contests Your Mechanics Lien

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

If you have ever experienced problems getting payment on a Florida construction project, you always know that you have your mechanics lien rights to fall back on. In the majority of disputes, preparing and recording the proper paperwork will be sufficient. You might have to resort to litigation to enforce your lien if you… Read More »

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5 Ways a Mechanic’s Lien Ensures You Get Paid

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Any business owner may encounter hassles in getting paid for the services or products provided to another company, and these disputes often end up in breach of contract litigation. However, if you work in the Florida construction industry, you have an edge under state law: The statute on construction liens outlines a process through… Read More »

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