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 […]

Are Pay If Paid Clauses Enforceable?

An age old story in construction is as follows: the owner doesn’t pay the contractor, and a subcontractor, who has performed its work diligently and according to its contract, doesn’t get paid either. Most of these situations arise because the subcontract contains “pay when paid” or “pay-if-paid” clauses. These clauses shift the risk of nonpayment […]

Current Economic Environment Leads to Shoddy Work and High Receivables?

When the economy collapsed over a year ago, the construction industry when down with it. As we’ve all heard over the past year, much of the boom was a result of a real estate bubble that was caused by loose bank lending practices. Companies and individuals were able to get lost cost mortgages, and where able […]