Florida’s construction laws will require modification of certain construction methods and documentation

It’s been a busy year for construction legislation, with new regulations and statutes putting more and more obligations on contractors and suppliers.  The national trend continues with the new legislative changes in Florida, which require modification of certain construction methods and documentation. We suggest that anyone involved in the construction industry in Florida review these […]

Florida “Hard and Fast” Rule on Unlicensed Subcontractors Suing Gets a Little Softer

There’s a strange thing about the law: even when it seems like a bright line rule is established by a court, or a statute appears to provide a hard and fast rule, there can always be circumstances that make a judge think twice about applying those rules as harshly as intended. If the law is […]

Florida Mechanics Lien Filing “How To”

Florida mechanics lien statutes provide broad mechanics lien rights to contactors, subcontractors and other persons working on a construction project.  The Florida mechanics liens will provide a great benefit to those who know how to use them. In Florida, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s […]

Florida Mechanics Lien Pre-Notices

Did you know that several states require that a “pre-notice” be provided to the Owner or Contractor prior to a mechanics’ lien filing?  One of those states is Florida.  In Florida, depending on the claimant’s status, a pre-notice may be required.  Subcontractors and sub-subcontractors, including materialmen and suppliers who do not have a contract with the […]