Most people involved in the construction industry are familiar with Liens, Notice to Owners and Contracts.
The Florida Claim of Lien Statute is there for the protection of the construction industry but it can be a two-bladed sword due to the stringent requirements and when filing your Notice to Owners and Liens.
The law provides for attorney’s fees to the prevailing party. Too often, the Contractor who is owed his money loses in Court because of a defective Lien or litigation process. As a result, he may end up owing the other party a substantial amount in attorney’s fees.
Construction litigation is a “mine field” that requires careful examination of the facts and law throughout the process.