When any project is completed, the satisfaction of a job well done is certainly increased if a monetary award comes your way. Conversely, when you do not receive the payment you are due, that satisfaction may be stunted or even disappear completely. Individuals or groups involved in property construction are no exception to this rule.
Luckily, there may be appropriate legal steps that can that these individuals or groups can take. Indeed, this blog has recently discussed the filing of a construction lien against property that has been constructed or improved with the help of one's labor or materials.
Under Florida law, there are certain requirements that must be satisfied in order to have a valid construction lien. These requirements can be technical in nature, and if a party fails to give proper notice or include the statutory requirements in the lien, the lien might be ineffective. Accordingly, it is vital that individuals meet all of the requirements under the statute to protect themselves with the lien.
Even if a person meets all of the statutory requirements, there are other things that may need to be done to enforce the lien. For instance, when multiple parties file liens, the law sets out certain requirements in terms of which parties have priority over others in the construction litigation.
Our firm has helped many clients protect themselves from a breach of construction contract. We work closely with our clients to examine what steps are necessary to protect their interests, including filing liens, filing a breach of contract action or taking other steps. For more information on our firm's services, please visit our construction litigation webpage.