Construction Lien Law for Contractors

Do you have any recourse if a property owner has failed to pay you for work on their property or for the provision of materials?

Yes, a construction lien may be placed on a property to recoup your losses.

I can represent the contractor when a property owner fails to pay for improvements made to the property through the use of the contractor’s services or materials. Asserting a lien and ensuring that the property owner will pay for services and materials on the contract is a statutory benefit provided to you as a contractor. If you are not paid in full, you have the right to enforce a claim for payment against the property by filing a lien against the property and pursuing foreclosure of that lien.

I can also represent you in disputes with a subcontractor who fails to follow through to completion contracted services or when an owner has a claim about work promised or performed.

I can represent a contractor in the following circumstances.

  • Pursuing payment from property owners
  • To assert a Construction Lien
  • Claims for deficiencies in completed projects
  • Delay Claims
  • Claims for extras & disputed change orders

Who can file a lien against your property?

A contractor who has provided materials or performed work on your property and hasn’t been paid may place a lien on your property. For example, if you have failed to pay your contractor or if a contractor you have hired and paid in full fails to pay a subcontractor, you may be sued and a construction lien could be placed on your property. This action could subsequently result in the sale of your property to satisfy the debt represented by the lien.

I can assist in determining the appropriate course of legal action to suit your situation and the defenses and remedies available to resolve the dispute. The Florida Lien Law is strictly applied to contractors. I can help protect you with proper defenses to contractual disputes that may arise. I strive to protect the rights of property owners, guiding them through the complex legal process.