Florida Construction Lien Lawyer
Liens are a powerful remedy for non-payment, but it is critical to prepare and file a lien correctly for it to be enforceable. A core component of our construction law practice at Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. involves addressing issues arising under the Florida Construction Lien Law. Our Palm Beach County attorneys regularly counsel owners, contractors, and subcontractors as to their rights and obligations under this complex body of Florida law, providing a valuable perspective and in-depth understanding of the business of construction professionals that few law firms in the area can offer.
Help with All the Forms Necessary to Comply with the Florida Construction Lien Law
The Florida Construction Lien Law was enacted by the Florida legislature with the goal of protecting the rights of all parties to the construction process, including owners, contractors, and subcontractors. We help with the drafting and interpretation of all the various forms contemplated by the Florida Construction Lien Law, including:
- Notices of Commencement
- Notices to Owner
- Sworn Statements of Account
- Lien Releases
- Payment Bonds
- Claims of Lien
Lien claims are technically demanding and require proper documentation, precise timing, and careful attention to the detailed requirements of the Florida Construction Lien Law. Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. provides advice and assistance to companies to establish basic lien compliance procedures. We also prepare and record claims of lien and represent contractors and subcontractors, as well as property owners, regarding construction lien foreclosure actions and defense of such actions.
It’s important for all parties to a lien claim to understand that any failure to meet the requirements of the Florida Construction Lien Law will potentially defeat a lien claim. All forms need to be completed in detail, referencing the legal description and address of the property at issue, and the precise amount of the lien claimed. Mistakes or omissions in address, legal description, the basis for the claim, signatures, notarizations, and/or the exact amount owed on the claim can all become issues that jeopardize the claim, for better or worse depending on which side of the action you’re on. Our Florida construction lien lawyers are knowledgeable in all lien matters and foreclosure actions, and have prior experience prosecuting and defending Florida lien claims at all stages of the lien claim process.
Talk to an Experienced Florida Construction Lien Lawyers about Filing or Defending a Lien Claim Today
The applicability of the Florida Construction Lien Law to a particular case is very fact-specific and should be discussed with an experienced construction law attorney to determine whether and how the provisions of the law apply. Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A can provide the assistance you need in all lien-related matters. Do not hesitate to contact us to protect your assets and property or recover money owed to you.